New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple TV Discussion of Apple TV, the new revolution in watching television.

Apple tv without wires

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Aug 09, 2009
Posts: 21
deeahr2169 is on a distinguished road

deeahr2169 is offline
This is a question before i buy ATV. I have a PC ( not a Mac ) hooked up via HDMI to my plasma. This is connected to my router by ethernet. I have an iMac with osx 10.6 in another room linked to the router and the PC wirelessly. I have lots of AVI files on the Mac, which i can play on my plasma via the PC. I would like to know if i buy ATV, can i link this wirelessly to the router and the Mac. If so and i convert the AVI files to mp4 files will i be able to play them on my plasma. Obviously i am not going to pay the cost of the ATV if it wont do the job, nor am i going to lose the files. I have a use for the PC so it will not sit and gather dust. Any comments would be appreciated. I should add that i am far from a techie, i can barely plug something in a socket and my grandchildren taught me how to use that **** DVD recorder.
QUOTE Thanks

JohnCL's Avatar
Member Since: Jan 29, 2009
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 1,194
JohnCL is a glorious beacon of lightJohnCL is a glorious beacon of lightJohnCL is a glorious beacon of lightJohnCL is a glorious beacon of lightJohnCL is a glorious beacon of lightJohnCL is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: -->

JohnCL is offline
You can setup the AppleTV wirelessly and stream using the home sharing option within iTunes. Your content needs to be in your iTunes library on Mac or PC to be able to stream to the AppleTV.

12" rMB 256gb | Mac Pro 3,1 2x 2.8GHz | Dual 2.0GHz PowerMac G5 | 24" ACD | 64GB Verizon iPhone 6 Plus | iPad Air 2 64GB LTE | iPad mini 2 16GB | Gen 7 Nano | Gen 4 iPod Touch | TV1 | TV3 | Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Nov 19, 2010
Posts: 16
4Hummer is on a distinguished road

4Hummer is offline
you will have to convert the .avi files to an Itunes compatible format
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« AppleTV2 not playing movied files that played on 1st Gen | Apple TV 1G won't sync or stream with iTunes 10.2.1 »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?