AppleTV/Time Capsule question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by red41, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. red41 macrumors regular

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    This has probably been answered before so I apologize. I currently use an Apple Time Capsule as my media storage. I stream content from it through my macbook to my PS3 with the PS3 Media Server. It works great but I need something for my bed room.

    So my question is, can I stream from Time Capsule to the Apple TV. I don't mind having my computer open, but from my understanding, I would have to load the movie into itunes in order to view anything. Are there any jailbreak work arounds? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You still need to have a computer with iTunes open in order to stream media. There are no work arounds as of this writing.
     
  3. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    You say you don't mind having your computer on, so all you need to do is point your iTunes library towards the Time Capsule and it should work fine.

    The biggest practical issue is that (I believe) the data would travel from your Time Capsule to your Mac and then to your Apple TV. If I'm correct in this then it is doubling the network traffic. That shouldn't be a major problem though, but would restrict the number of streams you could have going.
     
  4. red41 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the responses. So I can have my itunes account read from both my internal HD and an external?
     
  5. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    Yes,

    In preferences, go to advanced and uncheck the box for copying files to the iTunes folder.
     
  6. red41 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sweet. Just the answer I was looking for. Thanks!
     

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