Which Multimedia Hard Drives Should I Take?Apple TV or ...

alan1708

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 9, 2010
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Indonesia, Singapore.
First thread for my first post here :)
I plan to buy multimedia hard drive , Which is the best for now? I prepared some money around 200-300$ . I found the LaCie LaCinema Classic HD 1TB and compared the Apple TV 160 Gb it costs the same price around 229$ but which one is the better one..Really need advice..maybe you could give the other HD Player if you have one..other brand, or model.. just let me know.. thanks
 

sportster

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Jul 7, 2010
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Katy, TX
I have a 40gb AppleTV. I really like it. But, I do not store media on it. I stream everything wirelessly from my iMac. The only complaint, kinda a big one, that I have is all the video have to be converted to work with it. I wish it was able to use more typical downloaded file types.

I don't have any experience with any other type of media server. I was thinking of picking up a used Mac Mini, but the cost was a bit more...
 

Giuly

macrumors 68040
First thread for my first post here :)
I plan to buy multimedia hard drive , Which is the best for now? I prepared some money around 200-300$ . I found the LaCie LaCinema Classic HD 1TB and compared the Apple TV 160 Gb it costs the same price around 229$ but which one is the better one..Really need advice..maybe you could give the other HD Player if you have one..other brand, or model.. just let me know.. thanks
What about a previous-gen Mac Mini with an aluminum remote and a 750GB hard drive?
 

alan1708

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 9, 2010
4
0
Indonesia, Singapore.
I have a 40gb AppleTV. I really like it. But, I do not store media on it. I stream everything wirelessly from my iMac. The only complaint, kinda a big one, that I have is all the video have to be converted to work with it. I wish it was able to use more typical downloaded file types.

I don't have any experience with any other type of media server. I was thinking of picking up a used Mac Mini, but the cost was a bit more...
can we play the .mkv file on Apple TV?
 

sportster

macrumors 6502
Jul 7, 2010
271
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Katy, TX
can we play the .mkv file on Apple TV?
No I believe not. You are very limited on what you can play on the Apple TV. I use Handbrake to convert videos I want on it. m4v is all it can do without hacking it. I have read about some hacks that open the door for about any file type playback.
 
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