Newbie AppleTV question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by theSchtickler, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. theSchtickler macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2007
    Hey guys,
    I was considering buying an appleTV, since someone told me I could play divx files with little piece of extra software....

    But my question is this, say I have a bunch of movie files on my iMac, which is on the same network, is it possible to stream them direct to the AppleTV? It seems a little silly to copy them across everytime....

    Thanks :)
  2. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Yes, the streaming features of the Apple TV are a strong point. I don't bother syncing anymore. I prefer streaming. It works really good.

    However, getting the software changed might not be easy. I wouldn't want to do it. You could just buy something like Visual Hub and convert your divx videos to Apple TV high quality format.
  3. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2005
    You would not be able to stream the divx files if you were to hack your ATV to play them.

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