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    Sennec's Avatar
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    Play movies from an external HD?
    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.
    Black MacBook
    Black 2GB iPod Nano & Black 80GB iPod Classic
    B&W G3
    G4's - PowerMac & Cube

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    Ok, thx

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    iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)
    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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    iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)
    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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