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jdl8422
May 25, 2010, 06:02 PM
Before i go and buy a new apple tv I want to make sure it works with my setup. Here is what im working with:

-Hackintosh-
-boot drive HD
-Time Machine HD
- iTunes HD

Macbook pro
-boot drive HD

The macbook pro uses file sharing to mount the itunes drive and access my itunes library. There is no media stored locally on my Macbook. When I setup the laptop I just pointed the library to the iTunes HD on the file server. If I buy an apple tv do I need to turn my laptop on every time I want to stream songs or movies to my apple tv? I never owned an apple tv so im not sure. The hackintosh is always on to the drive is accessible. I dont want to have to turn on my laptop every time i use my apple tv. Thanks!



ipedro
May 25, 2010, 06:19 PM
Unfortunately, you have to turn the MBP on. AppleTV streams from iTunes so it must be open to make your library available, regardless of where it's stored.

jdl8422
May 25, 2010, 06:20 PM
There is no way to just point the source for the apple tv to the the Hackintosh? All the data is stored on the Hackintosh

pjarvi
May 26, 2010, 03:29 PM
You could just run iTunes on the hackintosh for the AppleTV to sync with, but iTunes needs to be turned on somewhere unless you have a small enough library to sync entirely to the AppleTV or want to manually sync limited amounts of content.

jmb667
May 28, 2010, 12:56 PM
You could just run iTunes on the hackintosh for the AppleTV to sync with, but iTunes needs to be turned on somewhere unless you have a small enough library to sync entirely to the AppleTV or want to manually sync limited amounts of content.

This is what I'm considering doing, too; I have a similar setup without the Hackintosh, and I want to save the load on my MB (not to mention use it when I'm watching movies or shows...). Just need to get the second computer... :)