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    streaming video from macbook to TV
    Hey all, recently got a Macbook Pro and I'm loving it.
    I'd like to know, what's the best way to go about streaming video (avi, mkv, mp4) from my Macbook to my TV? In other words, what hardware plays nicest with OSX while supporting all the standard video formats? (Unfortunately Apple TV does not fulfill the latter )

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    Hi and welcome.

    TV2 and AirFlick will do all apart from .avi. AirFlick will recode .avi on the fly but still is pretty unstable ATM.

    Or a ALL-IN-ONE device have a look at the WD TV Live. Doesnt support QuickTime movies though. Might sort you out but as you can see there isnt a clear cut something that can support everything

    Hope it points you in the right direction.

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    TV2 - .flv???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawday View Post
    TV2 - .flv???
    No.
    With AirFlick ...... Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    No.
    With AirFlick ...... Yes
    Thanks. I'll check it out.
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    While it's great that you can use Airflick, what's the big deal about transcoding? I throw any video files I want to see into iFFmpeg or Permute, go to bed, next morning I sync to iPad and/or throw to AppleTV. Not a big deal, and I like having it now in a "portable" format for various devices.

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    Thumbs up Streaming your Media from Mac to TV
    hey brotherwinter,

    I have a solution for you.

    You can use Orb BR disk to stream local / online content from your Mac to your TV (it supports almost all the formats except the DRM content)

    Of course, you should have a Blu-ray players like PS3 or basic blu-ray player which should have a feature BD Live 2.0.

    For PS3, they have released the BR disk for public but for BR players, they are currently running a beta program.

    For more info check out: Orb BR Beta Program

    Source: Welcome - Orb * Orb Community - Index page * Welcome to Orb Support Center

    Good day.

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