Multiple Video Streams Possible From A Single Server?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ShMac, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. ShMac, Dec 20, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012

    ShMac macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    We edit videos all day long and display them at the same time as a set of photos for our customers. Right now, we burn both to disk and play them simultaneously using DVD decks.

    It would be nice to play them from one or more servers so that we have more control over the photo slideshow and do not require the slow/tedious step of burning them to optical disks. It is also wasteful as some disks are not purchased.

    Obviously, the video stream has audio and the photo stream would not. Is it
    possible play them simultaneously from one server?

    Another option might be to have just a photo server and then stream the video from our two editing workstations. It might not slow our editing down much with the latest multi-core/multi-threading tech. I suppose this would require something like an HDMI switch for the viewing monitor and two streams as well now that I think about it.

    Any thoughts or suggestions on accomplishing this process would be appreciated.
  2. All Taken macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    Couple of second hand Apple TV 2? Cheap and cheerful.
  3. ShMac thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    So, I just play from iTunes to the Apple TV device and another display stream is not necessary? That sounds great. Can I have more than
    one instance of iTunes running and transmitting at the same time from
    the same machine?

    I was hoping to be able to use any slideshow program I wanted or even
    write my own custom show. Maybe iPhoto/iTunes will be versatile enough.


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