Steaming movies to the TV ... best way ????

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by EarthDawn, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

    EarthDawn

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    I just want to be able to stream my movies I have ripped with HandBrake to my TV....

    I am at a loss as to the best way.

    I like how front row works on my iMac but I just dont know it ATV is the answer as I need about 1 tb of space. So as well i need to get my movies on external HD's and stacked, meaning 2 500gig HDs

    Soooo... what have others done ???
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    I have over 300 movies on my external hard drive plugged into my Airport Extreme. I have the 160GB model and synced all my TV Shows to it, which pretty much filled it up.

    My movies stream flawlessly to my TV (even when the network is brought down to G).

    Definitely get an Apple TV - the interface is much better than Front Row too.
     
  3. Avatar74 macrumors 65816

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    Well, Dreamcatcher is a pretty steaming pile of crap... So is Armageddon...


    Oh, I suppose you meant STREAMING movies...

    :D
     
  4. EarthDawn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. EarthDawn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    EarthDawn

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    sorry... try it now...

    Maxtor 500GB OneTouch™ 4 Plus External Hard Drive
    500GB
    USB/Firewire 400
    Item 708625


    thanks.....

    so the ATV will connect to the external drive as the source for streaming ?
     
  7. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    No. Connect your external 500Gb to your Mac. Move your iTunes library onto the 500GB drive then hold down Alt when you next start up iTunes. A window will pop up to ask you to locate your library (or create a new one). Navigate to the new location of your iTunes library on the 500GB and iTunes will now work from your 500GB.

    Set up your ATV as usual and now you have a 500GB streaming ATV with the ability to sync 40GB.


    If the wording sounds a bit weird I'm slightly pissed! :p
     
  8. EarthDawn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    THANK YOU !!!
    :apple::D:apple:
     
  9. sWaltuo macrumors regular

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    ilounge also has a great step by step guide to moving your iTunes library onto an external. It worked perfectly for me.

    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/moving-your-itunes-library-to-a-new-hard-drive/

    maybe that helps a little more
     

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