View Full Version : Needing Multimedia Solution

Nov 19, 2008, 01:28 PM
What I want most is the ability to watch my movies (most of which are Divx avi's) on my flatscreen, preferably over WiFi.

Can Boxee stream media files (with a buffer) from the source, or does it copy them to the ATV hard disk? Actually I'm only about 50% certain that Boxee plays your avi files at all (?).

I have 802.11g running about as fast as it gets, but would upgrade to an N-router if necessary.

I'm debating between ATV + Boxee or another hardware multimedia player (don't know which one) that could stream content from a remote HD.

Just looking for the best solution, preferably around the $200 or under line.

Western Digital's new machine ($99) has got me thinking about all this, though that one doesn't have any network connection.

Thanks for all help!

spice weasel
Nov 19, 2008, 01:31 PM
Boxee will stream your avi's across your network.

Nov 19, 2008, 02:15 PM
SWEET! I was hoping to use ATV.

One more Q: can you add disk space to an ATV by plugging one into the USB jack?

I read (quite some time ago) about how to swap out the internal drive in it for a larger one.

spice weasel
Nov 19, 2008, 02:21 PM
No, unfortunately you cannot just plug in a USB drive and have it work with the ATV. If you want to increase the drive space you need to hack the box.

Nov 19, 2008, 02:33 PM
Can Boxee play all AVI files (Divx, Xvid etc) no matter what codec they use or are there limitations? Is Boxee for Mac what TVersity is for PC?