Wt is a media server?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sahni130, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. sahni130 macrumors 6502

    sahni130

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    what is it and which computer can i use to make one? i have an iMac and an old dell. what tools/things would i need? what are the benefits? sorry about the dumb question.:D
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    A media server is anything that can distribute media files to one or more destinations. For instance, in our home our media server is our hackintosh (1 tb hard drive) that can concurrently send media to our Mac Mini home theater (projector-based) by ethernet, Apple TV by AEBSn and one laptop by AEBSn. Usually we distribute using iTunes, but the Mini seeks the media drive through Plex.
     
  3. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so how so you make a dell into a media server?
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Easiest thing would be to use iTunes, provided you're wanting to send it to your Mac or to an Apple TV. Of course, you need ethernet or 802.11g or 802.11n for it to work.
     
  5. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have an airport extreme. i want to use my dell as a media server and send it to my imac.
     
  6. brand macrumors 601

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    He has an aluminum iMac so there is no reason why 802.11a wouldn't also work.
     

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