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Showing photos on Apple TV, with a twist

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Rob de Jonge Level 3 Level 3 (510 points)
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Oct 26, 2012 3:47 AM



I am looking for a way to have my Apple TV access photos from an Aperture library, through a computer which does not have that Aperture library.


Here is my setup....


  • A MacBook Air which is turned off most of the time, but when I do use Aperture it's always on the MBA (with external screen)
  • A Mac mini with lots of storage attached to it, always on
  • An Apple TV (2nd gen) which accesses media files on the Mac mini


As said, I use Aperture on the MBA and the library is also stored on the MBA. I do make backups to a drive connected to the Mac mini. I mount it over the network, and use the built-in 'Vaults' feature to make a library backup.


What I would like is to somehow have my Apple TV be able to access the Aperture library and show photos on the tv. Is there any way it can use the 'Vault' copy? Any other tricks you can think of?




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  • huskyte Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 8:19 AM (in response to Rob de Jonge)

    I may have a tweak, but I don't know if its gonna work. I was looking into it as well. My setup is just slightly different with a fat imac instead of an MBA. My managed libary is on the mini and I connect to it via GBit-Lan, no issues with that so far.


    What if...

    ...I would install Aperture on the mini as well, let it point to the usually connected to the imac lib. Of course, no double connection at that time. Then I point iTunes to the Aperture lib, quit Aperture on the Mini and work as usual. iTunes on the always on Mini would just go for previews and hopefully not messing around with the database itself. I would always have my pics on the ATV and in sync with my current iMac, although the lib itself is on the Mini.


    Anybody wants to try?


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