Help me setup a mac media server solution

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  1. iWalsh macrumors member

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    I am a recent convert to mac and loving it. I do however want to set up a media server - to serve movies to each television via xbox and playstation. I am currently using HP MediaServer. I have had issues with it and want to explore the mac route.

    If I have a time capsule can i serve movies to xbox etc anywhere in the house? Or would it be better to have a mac mini to do it or even both?

    I would really appreciate any ideas or tips anyone has on this..,,:)
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    I don't think a TC can serve files to an Xbox as it doesn't have Bonjour. Same goes for the Playstation.

    I know the Xbox can read any shared files shared with SMB, so a Mac Mini with SMB installed can share. Also, there are both Playstation and Xbox media server applications for Mac.

    I assume the Xbox is an 360 and the Playstation is 3?
     
  3. iWalsh thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah - 360 and playstation 3. So if you hooked up a mini and time capsule could you stream the files off the capsule through the mini to the xbox and playstation?

    The mini has such a small harddrive - it would have to be upgraded. It is also a fairly expensive setup if you have to use both the mini and capsule.

    I would still love to have a mac setup - it would be cool.
     
  4. iWalsh thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone else have any ideas on this. I would love to know if anyone has set up a server using mac hardware. Or if anyone has any ideas on the best way to go about it.
     
  5. Dobbs2 macrumors 6502

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    Try medialink it's $20 and I believe it works for both xbox and ps3.

    http://www.nullriver.com/products/medialink
     
  6. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    ps3 media server (ps3 and xbox)/ or playon media server (which also includes netflix and hulu) and a beta of a server for anything you add to it!!

    http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/

    forum and donloads are on the right side panel

    i use both ps3 media server and the server from playon but playon is for windows only:(
     
  7. rs.shadow0000 macrumors newbie

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    I don't anticipate a TC can serve files to an Xbox as it doesn't accept Bonjour. Same goes for the Playstation.

    I apperceive the Xbox can apprehend any aggregate files aggregate with SMB, so a Mac Mini with SMB installed can share. Also, there are both Playstation and Xbox media server applications for Mac.

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    ouch!!!
     

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