XBMC Data Usage

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by EB66, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. EB66 macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    Excuse my ignorance as this might seem quite obvious but I have a hypothetical question about data usage with xbmc....

    If I have an ATV2 and NAS both going ethernet to my router, when I stream a 10GB movie to the ATV2 with xbmc, is it actually using 10GB of my 250GB monthly comcast data limit?

    I'm guessing the answer is yes. Does it depend on the protocol of transfer? I think it is usually SMB with NAS drives.

    Thanks a ton guys
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    No, because the movie's data never leaves your house via Comcast, it does not count towards your data cap. As long as the source and target of the data stream is within your house and behind or connected to the router, you're fine.
  3. EB66 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    Ok awesome! That makes perfect sense, thank you so much!

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