Apple Xserve with 30+ Entertainment Clients

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by leepg85, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. leepg85 macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2009
    Hi All

    Hoping someone out there can help me. I have a client who is very interested in using Apple products as an entertainment server.

    The situation is as follows;

    30 - 40 clients will be installed into each room. A server which holds all music and movies with the addition of streamed satellite TV will need to be "streamed" from the server and made available to all clients.

    Now iTunes is out because it only allows 5 concurrent connections, so I'm thinking the Quicktime Streaming & Broadcasting server... only issue with that is we would really prefer most of the clients to be an Apple TV unit, rather than an actual computer.

    Is the Apple TV unit able to receive stream from a QT Streaming server ? or is this just not a possibility.. any help would be greatly appreciated

    P.S budget isn't really an issue at the moment.

  2. almostinsane macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
  3. macuser154 macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2009
    Sorry, but right now the Apple TV only supports streaming via iTunes. Maybe you could hack the Apple TVs, but I am not to sure on that.
  4. hotzenplotz macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2007
    I would do the following:
    Create an account for each client on the server
    Point each accounts iTunes to a shared iTunes Library (Users/shared)
    Point each ATV to its own iTunes account on the server

    You may have to mess with permissions, but it is doable.

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