Time Machine & Xbox

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

  1. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    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.

  2. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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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