Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 17, 2013
    MAC home video/photo server for Christmas present for my wife
    New member, first post.

    My wife has been asking me to figure out a way to store all of our Home videos and Photos to one place digitally so that we can watch them when we wanted to. She has wanted this for Christmas which is quickly approaching. Is this feasible, and what to you guys/gals recommend?

    I have Mac laptops, Apple TV, and Samsung TV that has an ALLShare app that will handle NAS. I have tried using Itunes to import a home video of the kids and it doubled the size of the file, which I though was strange.

    Someone told me that I need a big harddrive setup i.e. Drobo/QNAP setup and will need a server either MacMini/iMac/Mac Pro. Economical is nice but I am willing to pay for what is best!

    So to summarize, looking for a way if possible to take all home videos, pics, music, Catalog them, and be able to watch them on the TV when wanted.

    Thanks in advance! Eric

  2. #2

    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    I have a Samsung TV with AllShare as well and I primarily use it to stream videos from my NAS. I haven't tried photos, but I imagine that works as well.

    AllShare is Samsung's name for DLNA (as far as I know), so any NAS that is DLNA-compliant will be usable by the TV.

    Rather than going with the Drobo/server route, I would recommend the NAS which is essentially the two things combined into one convenient package.

    I have a ReadyNAS that works pretty well, the Synology NAS' are getting very nice reviews lately and if I were to do it again, I'd probably go the Synology route.

    The NAS' come in multi-disk variety, so depending on your budget and perceived storage needs you can decide how many bays you want. I have the 4-bay unit capable of handling up to 1.5TB in each bay. My NAS is 5+ years old, and the newer units will handle much larger drives and have cooler features..

    Be sure to read the Community Guidelines | The more information you provide, the better answers you get, remember GIGO.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. My early Christmas present to myself
    By MadGamer in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-24-2013, 12:08 PM
  2. Christmas present...iphone?questions...
    By JackSpearo in forum iPhone Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-22-2007, 12:39 AM
  3. Christmas present for my macbook pro
    By luke_in_aus in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-18-2007, 08:31 PM
  4. What was your favourite Christmas present?
    By nukemm in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-26-2006, 09:19 PM
  5. Forgot To Tell You It Was A Christmas Present
    By lanne_roth in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-02-2004, 07:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts