Does AppleTV stream media from Base Station hard drive?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by markw10, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Now that the Apple TV is being shipped has anyone tried to stream video from a Hard Drive connected via USB to the Airport Extreme Base Station? I have a laptop I can connect to but I have limited hard drive space and would love if I can store my media on the base station hard drive and stream from it.
     
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    askthedust

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    This is the answer I'm waiting for too!

    We have two laptops and no towers, so Airport Extreme with a hard drive 300GB or more makes a lot of sense to me. If anyone has tried this can you tell us if:

    1. Would I need to move my iTunes library to the harddrive as the main library. Then Sync from that to :apple: TV.

    2. Streaming. Is there a way to store content so that :apple: TV could receive content directly from the Airport Extreme hard drive? Or does the connected drive have to have OS X on it?

    3. Anyone hacked the :apple: TV USB port on the back yet?

    4. better idea without purchase of a tower?
     
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    patrick0brien

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    -askthedust

    Sure you can, but then you'll be doubling network traffic. I hope your network is gigabit - the :apple:TV only cares about the 100mbps into it.


    Not yet...
     

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