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Networking is confusing :(

trellaine

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Jul 24, 2009
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I’m not sure where to ask my question BUT I own an iMac, have file sharing turned on. I want my nvidia shield or Kodi to see my iMac. With the ultimate goal of using the files from the Mac. Media files like movies music and photos etc. And I rather not use plex.

Any help and tips are appreciated.
 

hobowankenobi

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Aug 27, 2015
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on the land line mr. smith.
Thanks I did have a look. I might just buy a NAS. That seems pretty simple from what I’ve researched so far.

So the interesting thing here is....if you want to view/share filles on a TV/monitor that are stored on your Mac, a NAS won't help. An Apple TV or something similar like the shield would probably work best.

If, OTOH, you want to view/share files on your Mac that are somewhere else...that somewhere else device could be a NAS.
 
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trellaine

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 24, 2009
138
2
West Coast
True. But I would transfer all the files I guess. I’m a newbie to networking :(

But it’s ok. I continue to research.
 
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