stream mkv from Mac to ATV2 with SeasonsPass?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by patent10021, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    Is is possible to stream mkv from Mac to ATV2 with SeasonsPass?

    Thanks
     
  2. BookEmDanno macrumors member

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    Not with seasonpass alone. since you already jail broke with seasonpass, get the atv flash (black) sw from the same company - firecore.

    one of the features on atv flash is "media". setup sharing on your mac, and then you can stream your video files, including mkv format.

    Aloha!
     
  3. patent10021, Feb 28, 2012
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    patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks yeah I installed Flash Black and also see other media players like Plex and Xbmc. Why do they include those media players if you can just use the native media sharing?

    Which method is best for streaming mkv? Flash Black? Plex? Xbmc? All my mkvs are 1080p. Will this be a problem?

    EDIT* So I'm in the Add Share menu of Flash Black Media Player services and it sees my Mini and MacBook. Problem is my movies are on external drives connected to my Mini. How can I access these 1080p movies?

    EDIT* Worked! After I entered my Mini's p/w & username it automatically connected my external HDs! SeasonsPAss & Flash Black are amazing. Holy crap. Flash Black has even retrieved the correct IMDB info for the mkv files. Wow!

    EDIT* OMG, it plays 1080p WITH subtitles! No glitches are stuttering. Smooth as silk. This has got to be better than any other media server solution around. I just clicked one button to jailbreak another to install Flash Black and that's it. Can't frikkin' believe how easy this was.


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  4. maturola macrumors 68040

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    SeasonsPass is just the jailbreaking tool.

    You don't have to play for ATVflash, you can use Plex, XBMC, Media PLeyer for free to stream your local media.

    OR

    You can buy ATVFlash and use theirs build in media client.

    The options is yours
     
  5. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    ATV2 can't output 1080. Sorry to burst your bubble.
     
  6. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Such a party pooper!... let the guy enjoy his 720 Transcoding... ;)
     
  7. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    lol ok so it's transcoding. Sure looks good though. I still need the 1080p for my new 27" Apple display. On that display it's easy to see the diff.
     

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