I have a lot of movies on a goflex satellite, encoded by Handbrake as "Apple Universal". These are all H.264 videos, but most aren't playable by the standard player, so I have to use Kalemsoft. The other approach is to use an app like Bhome that can play media from a DLNA server, in which the satellite happens to be one. Bhome, unfortunately, only uses the stock player, so it didn't work for me. If all your movies are playable with the stock player, then Bhome would be the easiest way to go. How I wish Kalemsoft had built in DLNA support!
Originally Posted by SPNKY
It took a while, but I got it to work with Kalemsoft. You have to first install samba on the satellite, which is a bit of a pain. There's a thread on the satellite support forum that tells you how to do this. I don't remember the exact steps as it was a couple of months ago. This thread should help, but I recall there are other threads, too.
Getting SAMBA to work... - Seagate Community Forums
Once you get Samba installed and configured, then you have to mount the drive to the touchpad, and specifically, into the sandboxed directory of Kalemsoft. There are a couple of threads here that go into detail on that. This is one:
I did this manually, but it looks like there's a homebrew app now. I haven't tried it so I can't say how easy it is to work.
All this assumes you know your way around unix, have preware and xterm/xserver installed, etc. If you are a complete newbie, this will be a very daunting proposition.