HDD to Airport Extreme to Itunes to AppleTV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by inmotion, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    Toronto
    #1
    hey all
    i just have a quick question.... most of my movies are stored on an external hard drive so i was wondering if i connected that hdd to an new airport extreme would i be able to access them via itunes for them to play on an :apple: TV?

    thanks!
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Mar 22, 2007
    #2
    I think they'll need to be stored in an iTunes library to get to the appleTV. you can add them (without copying them locally) from the network share to a computer that streams to the appleTV, but there may be some lag. can't say for sure though.
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    Dec 27, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #3
    Yep

    As long as your iTunes library on your computer is mapped to the external HD connected to the Airport Extreme (meaning you can see and play the files in iTunes), it should work just fine.

    Remember, the ?TV SYNCS content, so as long as it's on the network and properly accessible through iTunes, I don't see why this would be an issue. Sure, it might take a bit longer to sync, but in actual use the difference shouldn't matter.
     

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