Can the ATV access a time capsule?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by isaack, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. isaack macrumors newbie

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    i was just curious whether the ATV can sync to a folder on a time capsule? so i wouldn't have to have my mac around all the time. thanks
     
  2. drumpat01 macrumors 6502

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    I would like to know this too. I post my comment to make sure this thread stays at the top so it can be answered :)
     
  3. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    It's been answered over and over in some of the Time Capsule threads.

    Apple TV can only access content through iTunes. Since Time Capsule is not an iTunes server, the Apple TV can't see it directly.

    You would have to store your content on Time Capsule, import your stored content into iTunes on a Mac or PC and then share it with Apple TV as a source.
     
  4. isaack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey thanks for that, i didn't think to look there. that sorta sucks, oh well
     
  5. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    It is not necessary to import content stored on an external drive to an iTunes library. You can simply add it by holding down Option+Command while dragging and dropping to the Library. This will add the media to your iTunes library but not copy it to the local disk.

    Regards,
    Michael
     

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