Time Machine & Xbox

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dissdnt, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. dissdnt macrumors 65816

    dissdnt

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    #1
    Hi all!

    I was thinking about dumping my HP Media Server and getting the new Time Machine instead to consolidate my current nightmare setup. My only question is can I copy files manually to that drive and can an Xbox access it through it's System Video Player, since I like to stream some tv shows/movies sometimes.

    Thanks!
     
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

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    I don't have an XBox, so I can't answer your question directly. But if the XBox can read from a Windows share, then it should work. But if the XBox is looking for a DLNA server, then that won't work since the TC doesn't speak DLNA.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Not going to work directly from the Time Capsule hard drive. You are going to need a computer running a DLNA server to serve up the content to the XBox. If you Google "OS X DLNA server" you will find several options.
     

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