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|12-07-2012 09:25 AM|
|12-06-2012 09:51 AM|
could do that but all my vids are on a centrally hardwired NAS throughout home. Converting via handbrake etc would create more storage issues/time/hassle etc.
I have some small bitrate avi some 40gb bluray rips with full dig audio. XBMC can play most of them (high bit rate stuff choppy) and down conversion to DTS sound.
Was using an old WDTVlive that played it all and tried the ATV2/XBMC route and found that it cant keep up with the hidef rips but good for everything else.
Probably will get a newer WDTV to replace the ATV eventually...or tinker more with XBMC.
|12-06-2012 09:18 AM|
I should've jumped on this...
|12-04-2012 09:45 PM|
And the receiver may also need to be set to HDMI audio.
Look through the options.
|12-04-2012 05:02 PM|
can you not just either convert your vids or play them through itunes directly?
|12-04-2012 03:39 PM|
|12-04-2012 02:28 PM|
|JulieQ1203||Perfect gift for my husband thanks!|
|12-04-2012 02:22 PM|
|u2jrmw||If anyone wants a 2nd gen let me know I can beat those $200 ebay deals.|
|12-04-2012 02:16 PM|
|inmyveganopinion||I got one today through my citi easy deals daily deal for 54.99|
|12-04-2012 02:14 PM|
Works pretty well.
Not too many apple tvs turn up. But scored plenty of games for the kids via it.
|12-04-2012 02:07 PM|
I have two 2nd generation Apple TVs which are jailbroken and i cannot stress how awesome it is as a media server. If you have your "own" media content all you need is Plex. While $85 for a 3rd generation is a fantastic price, not being able to jailbreak it makes it almost worthless, unless you enjoy renting movies.
I'm actually looking into the Sony Google TV (NSZ-GS7). It's $200 but it can run Plex natively, stream 1080P, and it has an internet browser (Chrome) that supports Flash video.
|12-04-2012 02:07 PM|
|anticommon||Sold out... woohooo...|
|12-04-2012 02:03 PM|
|00dahc||It's probably worth spending $30 more and getting a Boxee Box. A much much nicer product by way of capabilities and remote control.|
|12-04-2012 01:25 PM|
Running v11 of xbmc and have no problems with either 1channel or icefilms. Not sure what is going on with you. I would not update to the beta versions of 12 until it is a final release.
|12-04-2012 01:16 PM|
Here is a relevant Lifehacker article, http://lifehacker.com/5802958/how-to-make-your-entire-home-airplay+compatible
I would recommend Plex for a media streamer, it's the prettiest and most feature rich media platform I've seen that has support for quite a few clients out there (android devices, roku, ios devices, PC, Mac, etc). You can do cool things like watch a movie on one devices and continue where you left off on another.
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