It took me couple of hours of googling to figure out how to make a Mediagate MG-350HD (that's a 'play-any-video-file' style media player for those interested) stream video from my G5.
I'm not sure I've chosen the best way though, so I'm sending an excerpt of my current solution to this list, on the off chance someone else has had a go, or has a better idea of the processes involved *cough* Shay *cough*: --- It all comes down to 'share points'. Under Windows, a user can select a folder on their hard disk and configure its 'sharing and security' prefs. All you do is click 'share this folder' and the folder icon changes to include a little hand outstretched (propping up the folder). The Mediagate, when scanning its local area network, then picks up the folder and displays it in a list. You can have as many sharepoints as you like, and you can access any files or folders inside. Mac OS 10.4 however is a different beast when it comes to sharing. In the Mediagate manual, it states compatibility with Mac OS 9.x . Little did I realise that it means incompatibility with OS 10.x. In OS 9, you could appoint specific folders are 'sharepoints' just like Windows. Under OS X, You click a box that makes your entire Mac 'sharable'. You can't specify folders as sharepoints however. You _can_ change the access permissions for a folder or file, but the Mediagate can't 'see' the folder, despite being allowed to, because (I think) it's looking for a specific 'flag' of sorts, that only manifests if you create it yourself. I tested my theory by installing a freeware app called Sharepoints http://www.hornware.com/sharepoints/ It puts a nice GUI on the act of creating old style sharepoints. After a couple of failed attempts and tweaking, I finally got the Mediagate to recognise the sharepoint I created. It now appears to be working without incident. --- As much as anything, I'd like to know how specifically Sharepoints differs from simply changing file permissions i.e. Why you need Sharepoint. Please forgive any flawed logic, incorrect assumptions or spelling errors. I was determined to get the system working last night - I sacrificed way too much sleep on the project. : } Cheers, Tobes.