Question about streaming from mac

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Jamie0003, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm planning on getting the new apple tv, and want to be able to stream my movies from my macbook pro. Will I be able to stream them when the mac is in sleep mode (lid closed) or does it have to be awake?
     
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    spinnerlys

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    It does have to be awake, as only the RAM is powered during sleep and the movies are stored on the HDD, which needs to be spinning to be able to play movies stored on it.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, ok, what if i select the 'wake on network access' option in system preferences?
     
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    Tower-Union

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    It SHOULD wake it up and stream whatever was requested from the ATV, however I find wake on network access to be flaky at best. Give it a try and google around, see what you can find :)
     
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    goobot

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    even when the lid is down?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does wake on access work if you don't have a time capsule/airport express?
     
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    TheBritishBloke

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    Should do.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I can have my laptop on sleep (lid closed) and still stream to the new apple TV using snow leopard's 'wake for network access' feature?
     
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    TheBritishBloke

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    It's possible.. If not, then just install InsomniaX and close the lid :)
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, thanks a lot. I may get one then but may still stick to ripping DVD's and streaming them (itunes prices are ridiculous in the UK, I suppose rentals aren't too bad)
     

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