MBP owners with ATV2....store movies wirelessly?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lowonthe456, May 30, 2011.

  1. lowonthe456 macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to not have my MBP tethered to an external, where y'all store your movies? Is there a way to store them on a time capsule? Other wireless drive? NAS?
     
  2. Nathan21585 macrumors member

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    I was thinking the same thing. I am switching from a Powermac G5 to a MacBook pro and am not sure what to do with my 2tb of movies.
     
  3. Kleptomaniac macrumors newbie

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    As far as I know you can partition the Time Capsule so that you can use it as network storage. Might be better going with a NAS though as the 2 TB Time Capsule is very expensive.
     
  4. Captain Dynamo macrumors member

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    I'm storing my movies on my MBP (I don't have a huge collection). They stream nicely through the ATV2.

    For video not in Apple-compatible format, I use my iPad and the app Air Video to stream them to my ATV2. The Air Video server on the MBP does a live conversion of most formats.
     
  5. lowonthe456 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, people have reported that the speed of the TC isn't good enough for firing movies to the ATV, at least that's how I read it. I'd love to know how well this works, I'd buy 2 TC's for this
     
  6. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I currently store them on my MacBook Pro. I have about 450 GB so I'll need to figure out a solution soon because I'll fill it up by this summer. I also don't want an external hooked up but that may be my preferred choice. It is faster than wireless storage.
     
  7. lowonthe456 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm considering getting a larger internal drive, but that seems like a stop gap
     

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