Media Help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maxthedrummer, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. maxthedrummer macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2008
    So I have many avi, divx, mpeg, and mkv movie files that I would like to play on a screen larger than my macbook screen. Is there a external hard drive media center that I can load my files and then connect to my TV using the standard yellow, red, and white cords. Not looking for a high definition option because I just have a regular TV. Thanks.
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
  3. thienan macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
    Apple TV only works with HDTVs:

    You could get a converter, like this one for the old Macbook, that will output video to your standard yellow composite. For audio, you can get a converter from Radioshack that goes from your headphone port (3.5mm) and splits to the stereo red and white plugs.

    This is how I do it. That way your computer becomes your "external hard drive media center" and you won't have to worry about doing any video format conversions in order to play them on another device.

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