Help 1.5 TB of media play on my tv (xbox360, PS3, Drobo, MacBook Pro)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MoncoZero, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. MoncoZero macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2007
    tv land
    I have a lot of tv shows & movies on my drobo that I have been watching on my 22" external monitor that is in the same room as my 40" hdtv.

    Is there any way to stream or run some type of cord to any gadgets I have to get picture and sound to play on the tv.

    I have a PS3 and xbox 360 if that helps?
    Or is there another type of electronic I need to buy?

    I believe appleTV only plays media that is on itunes and I would like to avoid converting the files. (Almost all are various forms of .avi; some anime is .mkv).

    Is there any other info I didn't provide that would be helpful?

  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    You can buy the ATV and hack it to run most of what you want to do. There is no real way to hook a drobo up to a TV and make it play. You need some sort of OS really.
  3. Noonzio macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2007
    Dublin, Ireland
    If the PS3 and the MBP are on the same network I would install Nullriver Medialink on my MBP and then stream from the MBP to the PS3. Medialink isn't free but its only 20 dollars. The PS3 will not play MKV's though so you will need to convert them to another file format (using something like mkv2vob through a Windows partition).
  4. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

    Sep 15, 2004
    i(am in the)cloud
    You need a media centre of some kind to control it all. I use a mac mini to get it all working. I stream to various audio connections in the house and to the two tvs. I find the apple TV is the best solution for audio and an airport for streaming music to major audio stations.

    A really great system.
  5. svtv macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2008
  6. munkees macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2005
    Pacific Northwest

    Nice rip off of iTunes and other Apple icons.

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