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Play movies from an external HD?


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Will movies play flawless from an external HD via USB 2.0?
That's all I need to know :x.
I'm buying this HD (Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM) and this enclosure (Akasa Integral P2 HD-enclosure for 3.5" IDE/SATA, aluminium, USB 2.0/eSATA)
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They play just as well as they would if they were on your internal HD. I keep my movie collection on my external, and I just play them off of that, whether it's with a USB cord or streaming over the network.

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Ok, thx
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And... if you create an alias of your drive in your movies folder, you can access the drive from Frontrow. I've not yet tested this, but I got this from one of the threads going around...
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And how do I create an alias?
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Right-click > create alias (Alias in OS X = (intelligent) shortcut in Windows)
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Ok, seems pretty easy xD.
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