Browse and watch your movies from iPod Touch

Ok.
Let’s assume you have your ipod movies into the standard Movies folder in your mac.
For example, mine (the user is mauro) is located into:

/Users/mauro/Movies/

Remember: change mauro into your user (ex: timmy).

Now, launch the terminal application from folder “Application” and then “Utilities”.
Execute the following commands:

 cd /Library/WebServer/Documents
 ln -s /Users/mauro/Movies movies
chmod a+rx  /Users/mauro/Movie

Now there is only one step left: find your mac ip address .

Go to your “Control Panel” and open “Sharing”.
Verify that “Web Sharing” is enabled, otherwise enable it.
When “Web Sharing” is enabled there will be something like this on the panel:

Your computer’s web site:
http://192.168.1.3/

but remeber that it may be different.

At this, take your Touch, launch Safari and enter the URL
http://192.168.1.3/movies  or your mac address.

Now you can browse your movies.

Warning: the ipod will play ONLY ipod compatible movies (mov, m4v, etc etc)

Author: Mauro

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