How can I play video on my airport network?
May 9, 2007 1:04 PM Subscribe
How can I watch video saved on my iMac's external firewire HDD through an airport express on my MacBook?
posted by monkeymadness to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My current setup is an iMac (intel) with an external firewire HDD where I'm keeping all my media. I've got an airport express across the hall in my apartment. In the living room I've got my macbook, and soon my TV. My non-appleTV solution is to use my macbook hooked up to the TV to watch videos saved in the other room. I can mount the hard drive on both computers, but when I try to play any videos using FrontRow or VLC it's full of hiccups to the point of being unwatchable. Copying files over to the macbook when I want to watch them isn't an option since it takes far too long, and I'd like to keep the wear to a minimum on the macbook HDD. I've also thought about keeping the HDD in the armoire with the TV and mount it whenever I want to use it, but then it's not accessible for copying from the iMac, which is its primary purpose. Is the only realistic option to unmount and unplug the HDD, run it down the hall, plug it in, and mount it on the macbook? Should the video be playing better on my setup than it is?