extreme & roku

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tildesley, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    i have an airport extreme with a usb hard drive attached, works like a dream :) i currently connect it to my laptop and atv2 which I've jailbroken, can i connect it to a roku player though? thinking file formats, etc etc.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Nov 30, 2010
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    Just got a Roku XS. Love it. Apple TV lacks content big time and I feel its a dud unless you use it for AirPlay exclusively.

    Roku's USB file system can handle,

    FAT,NTFS, HFS+. It can read Mac formatted drives! Yes! I used a Buffalo portable drive formatted in HFS+ and it worked like a charm!

    Plus I slipped in a 16 GB microSD card lying around.

    Roku Rocks!

    I used Handbrake ripped movies and it worked flawlessly. I tried a MKV that I made from a DVD(not Blue Ray) and it didn't work. I read somewhere that MKV of DVD's has MPEG-2 stream and Roku's MKV only play h.264 codec or something like that.

    Waiting for my external USB Blu Ray drive so I can test that as well.
     

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