Airport extreme + USB Hard Drive = DLNA(?)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Liljestrand, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Liljestrand macrumors newbie

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    My math teacher would shoot himself in the head if he saw me writing this equation.
    Anywho... I got an airport extreme (4th gen) and a samsung LED tv with DLNA, which is currently working really great from Serviio client on my MacBook Pro.

    My question is:
    If I buy a external hard drive and connect it to my airport extreme with USB, is it possible to run the files on the hard drive through DLNA on my TV?
    I don't really know how DLNA works, but I know that you need a client on your computer, so do you need a client for the hard drive/router? Or is this already installed?
    Regards from Sweden,
    Liljestrand
     
  2. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

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    DLNA is a pretty dumb protocol, meaning it cant really do much complex processing.

    in order to stream DLNA, you would need the client running on a computer. I dont know of any routers that have that ability built in
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Netgear do a dlna router but your extreme won't work in that way
     

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