If I j/b and use plex does Mac need to be running?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dacapo, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. dacapo macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2010
    I have an external NAS-type of set up with my media files. As I understand it, I'll need the Mac to be running to stream iTunes content to the new Apple TV.

    But if I jailbreak and use plex, will I still need to have the Mac running to view my content, or can I just have the apple TV via plex just point to the files in the NAS?
  2. Icculus macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2007
    Frisco, TX
    You will still need to have the plex media server running on your box, so either way you slice it jb or not, you will your mac running.
  3. dacapo thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2010
    If that's the case, I might be better off purchasing a mac mini for least amount of clutter. Of course, it's like 7x the price...

    Or I could go for a wdtv or something..although the inferior UI makes me not want to go that route.

    I guess I'll keep looking for a happy middle ground.

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