So this seems like a obvious question but all I am finding answers to are streaming solutions. I want to play a movie from my Pi hooked up to my tv. I want to put the file from my mac to the pi's sd card so when it boots up it I can play the movie. On my Mac though it only comes up as three partitions (recovery, and 2 Boots for arch linux and raspmc) so i do not know where to put a movie folder. Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks.
If you want to transfer files without going through a network, you can use a USB Memory Flash drive
You can find a nice tutorial here. Since links can die, here is what the link says:
First we need to find out where our system locates the device. With the USB device not plugged in, type…
tail -f /var/log/messages
Then plug in your USB device and, looking in the new lines which appear, make a note of the ID – it will be something like
finding the ID of USB device. Then CTRL-C to stop the tail command. In this case the usb stick id is
sda1. That means the device is located in
Next, we need to create a directory under
/media, so you will be able to mount your drive.
sudo mkdir /media/usbstick (usbstick can be whatever you want to call it)
Then we mount the usb stick with…
If you are logged in as root…
mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/sda1 /media/usbstick/
…where sda1 is its id from the tail command and usbstick is the directory you just made.
If you are logged in as the default Raspberry Pi debian user, pi, you will need to use…
sudo mount -t vfat -o uid=pi,gid=pi /dev/sda1 /media/usbstick/
…or you won’t get read/write access (the -o stands for options, uid is user id and gid is group id).
Then you can go there and have a look…
cd /media/usbstick ls -l
ls -l command
…and you should get a listing of what’s on the USB stick you just mounted.