Newbie Problem - Broken Pipe?

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Hi all:
Just started using aTV Flash and love it. I have two AppleTVs but having trouble with FTP transfers to only ONE of them. The problem started after I installed the USB external but will repeat without it (was able to transfer before then). Here are the symptoms:

1- Using CyberDuck or muCommander
2- Navigate to "Movies" subdirectory on AppleTV
3- Attempt to transfer movie (have tried several different movies)
4- At some point (not always the same) of the transfer I get an error (CyberDuck gives an explanation) of "upload failed Broken Pipe"

What I've tried:
1- different movies
2- unplugged the usb drive (restarted ATV)
3- reinstalled aTV Flash and ran the updater

I keep getting the same problem. The other ATV has NO problems and actually, the transfer speeds seem to be MUCH faster(?)
ANY help will be greatly appreciated.
Rick

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Re: Newbie Problem - Broken Pipe?

Have you checked the permissions on the folder?

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Re: Newbie Problem - Broken Pipe?
"odinb" wrote:

Have you checked the permissions on the folder?

Hate to ask but, how do I do that?

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Re: Newbie Problem - Broken Pipe?

In the example below, 192.168.1.55 is the IP of my AppleTV.

Here is what it means: https://www.dartmouth.edu/~rc/help/faq/permissions.html

You need to have write permissions to the Movies folder in order to be able to write to it.

server:~$ ssh

Welcome to the world of Apple TV with aTV Flash
--For support please visit aTVFlash.com--

's password:
-bash-2.05b$ ls -ll
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 6 frontrow frontrow 204 Feb 19 22:36 Applications
drwx------ 3 frontrow frontrow 102 Feb 14 23:55 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 7 frontrow frontrow 238 Feb 20 15:12 Documents
drwxr-xr-x 3 frontrow frontrow 102 Feb 8 20:44 Downloads
drwx------ 14 frontrow frontrow 476 Feb 8 20:44 Library
drwxr-xr-x 6 frontrow frontrow 204 Feb 19 22:37 Movies
drwxr-xr-x 2 frontrow frontrow 68 Feb 8 20:41 Music
drwxr-xr-x 2 frontrow frontrow 68 Feb 8 20:41 Music Playlists
drwxr-xr-x 3 frontrow frontrow 102 Feb 8 20:16 Pictures
drwxr-xr-x 2 frontrow frontrow 68 Feb 21 19:54 Updates
drwxr-xr-x 2 frontrow frontrow 68 Feb 8 20:41 Video Playlists
drwxr-xr-x 6 frontrow frontrow 204 Feb 8 20:16 atvflash
-bash-2.05b$

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Re: Newbie Problem - Broken Pipe?

Are you placing the movies inside the 'Movies' folder itself, or are you copying them to the external drive's folder that resides inside the Movies folder.

Files placed in the Movies folder will be stored on the internal drive, so you may be running into a space issue.

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Re: Newbie Problem - Broken Pipe?
"guardianmax" wrote:

Are you placing the movies inside the 'Movies' folder itself, or are you copying them to the external drive's folder that resides inside the Movies folder.

Files placed in the Movies folder will be stored on the internal drive, so you may be running into a space issue.

I am using my external drive as the primary storage (iTunes shows it as the total capacity). However, it DID work when I tried this!!! I assume that anything else showing is in the (ATV) internal drive which can only be written to through iTunes?

Thanks for the help!
Rick

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Re: Newbie Problem - Broken Pipe?
"odinb" wrote:

server:~$ ssh

Where/what would I put/type this into? Did I say I was new at this? :D

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Re: Newbie Problem - Broken Pipe?

Open up a terminal, everything after the $ sign is commands.

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Re: Newbie Problem - Broken Pipe?
"rickmz" wrote:

I am using my external drive as the primary storage (iTunes shows it as the total capacity). However, it DID work when I tried this!!! I assume that anything else showing is in the (ATV) internal drive which can only be written to through iTunes?

Thanks for the help!
Rick

When using an external drive as primary storage the drive will appear as 'External Media' inside the Movies folder. Files placed here will be stored on the external drive.

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