NAS with the conglomeration of crap I have

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Murl, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Murl macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2010
    So I have two older PC's running windows XP, yeah I know I just don't want to spend the money to upgrade right now. We also have two iphones (3GS), an ipad, and soon to be an apple tv at christmas. I am suffering from a lack of storage space so I thought about going with an external HDD like My Book Live 2TB from western digital to keep all of our media on. I would prefer to have something that I could access our media on from each device while we are at home, I really don't care about remote access. I do have a fairly extensive home theater and I want to rip the audio CD's at a higher bitrate for better quality. How do I make this happen where I can use the itunes library on NAS?
  2. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    If you're getting an Apple TV then I'd go with the WD 2TB and connect it directly to one of your PC's, as it will have to be on all the time anyway to stream to the Apple TV.

    You should obviously back that lot up as well, so perhaps you need two HDD's.

    For accessing the media on your other devices, Air Video should do the job for video, and I'm sure there are solutions for the audio, but someone else will have to help you with that one.
  3. SidBala macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    Get an old PC for free from a recycle place and hook it up to your network with a large 2TB internal HDD for ~$80. Let it serve up music/videos/whatever.

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