Mac mini for streaming and DRM issues

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Cbdboz, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Cbdboz macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2013
    Increasingly, it is not possible to mirror streaming services such as sky go (uk) and flixster to my tv via Apple it recognises an hdmi connection. ( I believe this is a digital rights issue)

    However, it is possible to view via a laptop or desktop.

    So..... If the TV screen is connected to an Mac mini via an hemisphere cable....will I be able to watch on TV...or will I have the same issues as trying to mirror or airplay from my iPad???

  2. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    Why is your Mini not directly on the TV? It is a waste of options to connect it over an appleTV.
    With ATV:
    - No 24p support (do you watch movies?)
    - No DTS support
    - No MKV playback, the great all-in-one container format
  3. Cbdboz thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2013
    Hi.....sorry about the predictive text...hemispheres should read hdmi

    I don't have a Mac mini ...yet! But am considering buying one (although have been hanging around with the many others on this forum in the hope of a new model). One of the things that would really sell it for me would be if I could connect to my tv via hdmi, and also use it to download or stream from sites such as sky go and flixster, which currently don't allow me to mirror or airplay the content from my iPad to the tv via the existing Apple TV.

    Apparently the reason is due to drm, and only being ok if via a non tv, such as iPad, computer etc. ...however if the macmini uses the tv as it's screen ( via hdmi, I am hoping this would work)

    ...hope that's clearer.
  4. Cbdboz thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2013
    Still looking for help on this, and would be great if anyone has connected Mac mini to tv via hdmi and been able to see sk-go or flixster.

    Anyone, anyone....:(

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