Airport Extreme & "remote streaming" to Plex - is this possible?

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  1. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

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    This:

    1.) I'd put the Airport Extreme with USB external hard drive (movies, tv shows) in location1 (20Mb/20Mb internet connection 24/7).

    2.) I'd set up Plex/XMBC on my Macbook in location2 (say, 200km away from location1) to connect to that drive and use it as a source for all the movies, tv shows etc. (Location2 has 100Mb/10Mb internet speed).

    Basically, the external drive in location1 would act as a "remote file server" feeding the Plex/XMBC on my Macbook in location2 (or anywhere in the world, theoretically atleast) which would then play what I wanted.

    Would this be possible? Or is it too sci-fi?

    IMO internet speeds are ok (20Mb up from loc1 and 100Mb down to loc2), but I'm not sure whether direct streaming from a shared drive over the internet is possible. And if you can use such drive with Plex or XMBC.
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

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  3. NazgulRR thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, that is awesome. How does it work in real life? Is navigating/scanning for new media in Plex/XMBC nice and smooth? Theoretically, you could access it and watch the movies from anywhere in the world, right?
     
  4. mulo macrumors 68020

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    I just connect with AFP and play the movies in VLC. nothing fancy but gets the job done.

    and yes, I watched a 1080p movie from my AEBS in europe, when I was in the US
     
  5. NazgulRR thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you very much. Just what I wanted to know :).
     

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