Apple TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nostradamus1389, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Nostradamus1389 macrumors newbie

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    Just a quick question since I'm not really familiar with it.

    I know you can stream wirelessly and you connect it to your TV through a HDMI cable.

    Let's say I have a bunch of my DVD collection ripped onto my MacBook Pro.

    Do the files have to be a specific file extension in order for me to watch them through Apple TV?

    Or can I just play a movie in VLC on my MacBook and play it through Apple TV?
     
  2. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you jailbreak the ATV2 it works through iTunes. If you import your ripped DVD collection into iTunes (would have to me MP4 format I believe) then you could play it on your TV using ATV2 which would stream it from your PC through iTunes. If you jailbreak your ATV2, you can then download and install Plex to your Mac and ATV2 and stream it that way. The Plex server indexes your movies and shows and the Plex client on the ATV2 plays them. XBMC does this also on the ATV2 but without the requirement of running any software on your Mac.
     
  3. Nostradamus1389 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I really appreciate the help.

    I heard there was issues with the playback of 1080P Blu-Ray rips?

    Anyone know anything about that?

    Thanks.
     

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