Networking is confusing :(

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by trellaine, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. trellaine macrumors regular

    trellaine

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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.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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  3. trellaine thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks I did have a look. I might just buy a NAS. That seems pretty simple from what I’ve researched so far.
     
  4. hobowankenobi macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  5. trellaine thread starter macrumors regular

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    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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