How to setup Mini HTPC to access (share) Media on MBP's external?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by BrittQ, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. BrittQ macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
    This is what I want to do:
    Keep all my media on a 4-bay external connected to my MBP which is connected to network via ethernet.

    Use a Mini connected to my TV in another room to have access to all the movies/music/photos on that hard drive connected to the MBP.
    So when I use Plex (or similar) on the Mini I can see and access the library of media.

    Basically, I want the Mini to share the MBP's external HD. I want the external to be connected to the MBP via eSATA because that is where I do my editing and encoding.

    What's the best way to do this?:confused:
    I am able to run an ethernet cable to that room if that helps...

  2. BrittQ thread starter macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
    Might be simpler than I thought...

    Share the folders.
    Run ethernet cable to Mini.
    Have Mini mount the folders at start up.


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