Best Media Server Streaming Option?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by VaatiKaiba, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. VaatiKaiba macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    Hi all,

    At the moment my setup is as follows:
    MacBook acting as a media server with my iTunes library on it
    MacBook Air with no content on it
    Apple TV (2nd Gen)

    At the moment, I've redirected iTunes on my MBA to use the shared folders on my MB for the iTunes library. This works in theory, but actually, it has turned out rather badly - playing video is a nightmare! It keeps stopping and starting, iTunes stops responding, etc, etc. However, I think this is an iTunes issue, as there's no such problems on the Apple TV or if I use QuickTime Player to play the video instead.

    So, is there something else I can use on my MBA to "receive" the stream? I don't really care about other bells and whistles (I don't live in the US, so things like Hulu that are built into apps like Boxee aren't much use to me), I just want to be able to play my iTunes content fluidly, but not in iTunes.

    Thanks in advance for all your help!
  2. sixcorners macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2010
    Try VLC, it plays everything. Even .iso files that are DVDs.

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