Question: External Hard drive and Apple TV
I have digitized my entire DVD collection (over 200 DVDs) onto a portable external hard drive. I recently purchased an Apple TV. I'd love to just turn on my Apple TV and have access to all of my DVDs. My question is: Can I keep all the DVDs on my hard drive (having the hard drive plugged into my computer, obviously) and access them through my Apple TV? Or do they have to all be imported into iTunes for Apple TV to recognize and play them.
Any help is much appreciated. I can't fit all my movies into iTunes as they won't all fit on my computer's hard drive.
MacBook Pro, iOS 7.0.4