Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'One way to watch videos from external drives on AppleTV' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
One way to watch videos from external drives on AppleTV
Authored by: brownrecluse on Apr 30, '07 12:09:54PM

I tried and errored quite a bit of things, my main problem was trying to use a USB2 external drive attached to my G5, but once I switched to a Firewire drive it has worked perfectly ever since! I spoke with the apple tech folks and they have had a LOT of trouble with people trying to stream from USB drives so they are recommending Firewire.

I also setup a WIRED network from my apple tv to my router, this also caused the movies to start streaming faster. Plus, I live in the mountains and my internet connection goes down frequently, so with a wired network I can still watch movies when my internet is down.

Brown.Recluse



[ Reply to This | # ]
One way to watch videos from external drives on AppleTV
Authored by: parel on Apr 30, '07 06:46:22PM

Just to clarify i did this with a Macbook Pro and a USB2 external HDD. The buffer is no more than 2 or 3 seconds to stream video.

---
Knowledge belongs to people



[ Reply to This | # ]