Originally Posted by glurx
I am thinking about buying an Apple TV and a Buffalo TeraStation NAS
My question: Will I be able to stream content residing on the TeraStation on my network to the Apple TV?
Thanks for your help.
The problem with holding content on a NAS and then streaming via iTunes is the way data flows to the Apple TV. If you were using wireless, the flow would be like this.
Notice that there are three wireless streams all going at the same time. all competing for the same bandwidth. Even with 802.11n you'd see problems when streaming video.
In an ideal world you'd want the data to flow like this...
But you can only do this if you modify the AppleTV. I have done this and use the AppleTV Files plugin to play directly from a network share.http://plugins.awkwardtv.org/det.php...2645a5e6e3169b