What can i do with my iMac/iPad 2 and Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by maf2k8, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. maf2k8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2009
    OK i am looking at buying a new Apple TV and i am curious as to what i can do with the 3 ( iMac, iPad and Apple tv )

    All my movies are NOT in my iTunes library, i downloaded them from various places on the net, they play on my iMac fine, but from what i understand, i have to format/encode them or what not ALL into my iTunes library for them to stream to my Apple TV?

    Also, what other cool things can i do with the iMac and Apple TV or iPad 2 and Apple TV? stream safari? and have full screen webpages on my TV?

    Just curious what i can and CANT do before i pull the plug on a Apple TV

  2. Andronicus macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2008
  3. brettatk macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2011
    If you are able to jailbreak the ATV 2G you can install XBMC on it. Then you can stream any video file on your iMac no matter what type it is.
  4. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
    You can download airvideo for your iPad and stream from iMac to atv2 with live conversion mkv's, avi's, flv's, etc. It's pretty slick.
  5. johncozen macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2010
    with airvideo I'm only getting audio to the ATV2, running the 2.4.5 beta5 too. :confused:

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