Mac Mini as a Music and Movie Server

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by preproman, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. preproman macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2010
    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to use a (display) on the mini just for downloading and other things. Then have a main viewing station as well for movies - So that's two displays. I also want to use it as a music server.

    Now there is only one HDMI output. Do I need an HDMI splitter?

    How can I accomplish this. Can you configure the mini to have audio go out one of the usb ports and video go out the HDMI port?

    Or should I have both go out the HDMI port into the HDMI in on the pro/pro and then split at that point for the two displays?

  2. indg macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
    mini has 2 video outs. hdmi and minidisplayport. also comes with an hdmi-to-dvi adapter. you can also buy minidisplayport-to-dvi and minidisplayport-to-hdmi adapters separately.

    audio out can be set to use hdmi or headphone jack (digital/analog).
  3. wargasm macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2010
    Mine is setup where mini is on mini display out to dvi to my main monitor and a HDMI under house to living room.

    works like a charm, I use ipad to control it from couch :)

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