Shared Media Via Front Row

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Aperture, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
    Hi. I see in Front Row you can stream shared media files off of other computers through the Front Row software. Is it possible to stream media content from a PC? If so, how can you make a media file a "Shared" file and make it accessible through Front Row? I'm assuming you just drag the content into the appropriate Shared Folder on the PC. This is how my home network is setup. I have Adelphia HSI that comes in through the cable modem, then to the Linksys Router, which is then hardwired to our Dell PC. Then, my Mac Mini Intel is connected to the wireless network via Aiport Extreme. We then also have another Dell Notebook that is on the wireless network. I want to be able to stream from both of the Dells. :)eek: ). Any help appreciated.

    Thanks, Kevin
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Not exactly. Shared media only shows up through shared iTunes libraries (in the case of music and video podcasts, etc.), or shared iPhoto libraries (in the case of photos). You MIGHT be able to mount a shared volume and put a shortcut in your Movies folder to it and access that via Front Row (Videos > Movies > pick the volume you made an alias to) but I've never tried that.

    So, basically, if you want to stream music from the PCs, put iTunes on them and add that music to iTunes. If you want to watch videos from the PCs, try out my "mount a volume and put a link in your Movies folder on the Mac" idea. Photos... you're probably out of luck.

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