stream movies with time capsule?

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  1. stefmesman macrumors 6502

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    will i be able to stream movies from an external HDD connected to the USB port of an time capsule? i know it should be possible but does it work in ''real life''?

    i used to watch movies on my iMac. but sold it and traded it in for an macbook pro. its a pain to hook up external HDD's if i want to watch a movie as they are large bricks and need power supply.

    anyone have experience?

    thanks :)
     
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    honestly its not as great as it may seem. i did it before and while it worked it wasnt any better than attaching an external. you can get a decent priced portable HDDs that require no external PSU. id try one of those first. or you can always upgrade your MBPs internal harddrive.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    not all external hard drives require a seperate power supply. U can power them up using the USB.

    U can stream from the built in hard drive or external air disk off the TC. Not the fastest, but it works in most cases, will certainly work with SD movies.
     
  4. stefmesman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; nl-nl) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Does it work with HD? And what do you mean by not the fastest? Needs to cache a while? Or is choppy and freezes?
     
  5. stefmesman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; nl-nl) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Is there nobody using thier time capsule or airport extreme for this?
     

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