Time Capsule vs. HD Streaming

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by FiIip, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. FiIip macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2009
    So I was thinking, is it possible to stream smoothly HD movies in .mkv (files 4-13gb) from Time Capsule to my MacBook? I am thinking of buying this 2tb TC and I love to use it as movie library, but I am not sure if wireless network (even N) can handle streaming such big files. I would really appreciate if somobody that owns TC could check it.

    Thanks in advance for all your answers,


    PS. Sorry about my english. I hope you understood what I ment.:D
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    in my experience, wireless N and the TC will get around 10MB/s-20MB/s throughput, depending on your location, interference etc.

    a full HD 1080p movie wont be any more then 5MB/s. so i think that you will be perfectly safe here. :)
  3. kappisto macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2009
    I can do it on mine, but the further away you are the more likely it is the video will begin to stutter. And of course, if there's other network traffic this will also affect it.

    But if you're doing nothing else and are within reasonable distance, should be fine.

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