Streaming From a NTFS drive PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by watsonjm, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. watsonjm macrumors regular

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    Cambridge
    #1
    I am quite new to macs having recently got a Macbook. I am trying to get my mac linked up to my home network to stream media thru front row. I can always see the Mac from the pc. But the mac often doesnt show the PC? i have tryed everything i could find and its still very temprementle.

    Once they have both connected i share my PC's HDD's

    1 x 500GB iomega formatted to fat32
    1x 500GB Western digital NTFS
    2 x 250 GB internal drives NTFS

    when i try and access the drives i can only ever get onto to the Fat32 one.

    On the odd ocation i can get onto one of the other drives finder says theres no files theres.

    Is there any way to

    a) make logging onto the network quicker and more reliable
    b) get the Mac to access all the dives and be able to make alias's for front row

    Any help would be great


    Thanks


    James
     
  2. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    north devon,uk
    #2
    well i have never used front row to stream from my desktop pc,but have used vlc and it workt great and did read from the ntfs drive,but youll have to change a setting in vlc

    go to pref then select all instead of basic view,stream output and set it to 6000,i think the default is 1500,before i set it to 6000 it lagged but after i switcht to it,it was all good.

    but then again you might not want to use vlc and only front row. have you tried PLEX,it great for hd and sd
     

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