iTunes Videos and Sharing Questions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Punkwaffle, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Punkwaffle macrumors regular

    Punkwaffle

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    Apr 12, 2004
    #1
    Hi,

    I just got a 500GB drive that I want to connect to the airport extreme to use as my media hub. I have 2 macs in the house that will be using this for the iTunes library. My questions are:

    1.) Can I have i iTunes Music folder on that hard drive and have both computers look to it for media independently, and if so- how?

    2.) I have several compressed DVDs in avi format that I want to put in the library so I can stream them to my macbook plugged into the tv in the living room, how can I make these compatible with iTunes?


    Much thanks for your help!
     
  2. upsett3r macrumors newbie

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    Feb 15, 2007
    #2
    I don't think you will have any luck with the avi's until you convert them to mpeg4 (in itunes). Try VLC. It's a great program. I use that to stream video to my 32in LCD in the living room. Then you don't have to mess with converting anything.

    The itunes music library thing won't be a problem. Just go to File--> add to library...-->then choose the itunes folder on your 500gb drive.

    Here is a link for VLC:
    http://www.videolan.org/

    good luck
     

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