Apple TV Streaming from a Network Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by polo3400, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. polo3400 macrumors member

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    Is it Possible to Connect an External HD to an Apple Extreme Base Station, Then have the Apple TV 2G stream Content from that.

    I Dont want to Keep having to leave my Mac on And itunes open, Just to Stream content.

    Im Willing to do anything :)
     
  2. ZStation macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but you'll have to Jailbreak and install something like XBMC.

    I run XBMC on my ATV2, and all my media is held on my Time Capsule and also on my Windows server.
     
  3. polo3400 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much :)

    Can I stream Content from a Hard Drive connected via USB to the Airport Extreme Base Station?
     
  4. ZStation macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you can, but not with Apple's own software. You'll need some other software on the ATV2 to be able to do this.
     
  5. polo3400 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm Guessing XMBC ?
     
  6. ZStation macrumors newbie

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    Yes.

    Just be aware XBMC is still in beta on the ATV2, and some stuff is very much broken. The version I have doesn't play music, for example. I'm sure there's a newer version, but I haven't updated in months as I just use the ATV2 for videos.
     
  7. polo3400 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, So Everything is ready, I just need to know how to connect the XBMC to My network drive, Any help?
     

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