Better way to watch ...?

fmiller4

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Original poster
Jan 22, 2009
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Love my Apple TV but hate watching movies through my home network.

I have a LOT - and the movie app that comes when I go through 'computer' is pretty bare-bones: no search, no sorting, just a list basically...

Is there a better way to do this?

Thanks!
 

jdag

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Jun 15, 2012
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Agreed, Plex is a great option. In fact, you can keep your files where they are (I assume you have them managed via iTunes). Simply point Plex to the same folders and you are set.
 

lvavila

macrumors member
Jun 9, 2013
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Love my Apple TV but hate watching movies through my home network.

I have a LOT - and the movie app that comes when I go through 'computer' is pretty bare-bones: no search, no sorting, just a list basically...

Is there a better way to do this?

Thanks!

Yup, Plex
 

starkmj

macrumors member
Jun 18, 2007
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The biggest question here is: Are any (many?) of your movies iTunes movies with DRM on them? Plex won't play those movies.

That's why I stick with iTunes. I have way too many iTunes purchased movies. Most of them were digital copies of the Blu Rays I bought.
 

d21mike

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Jul 11, 2007
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Torrance, CA
The biggest question here is: Are any (many?) of your movies iTunes movies with DRM on them? Plex won't play those movies.

That's why I stick with iTunes. I have way too many iTunes purchased movies. Most of them were digital copies of the Blu Rays I bought.
I would assume that most if not all have DRM. If you feel like most that ripping DVD's or Blu Rays for personal use is OK then you may want to look at this as well http://www.tuneskit.com.