Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 8:55 AM (in response to Stratiegery01)
Most NAS boxes still include a version of Firefly based on mt-daapd, the Apple TV cannot connect to either. However an alternative piece of software called forked-daapd can in theory be used by the Apple TV.
As I said most NAS boxes only include Firefly but I believe someone has successfully ported forked-daapd to run on QNAP boxes. The forked-daapd code is available freely (it is open-source) so potentially people could port it to others, someone has even ported it to run on a RaspberryPI. However the orginal author of forked-daapd seems to have abandoned it.
I would like to see it run on a NetGear ReadyNAS, hint, hint. Hmm, just checked, it looks like the new 516 ReadyNAS which has a totally new operating system compared to previous models now includes forked-daapd. This might persuade me to replace my old model. I still wish they added it to the ReadyNAS Pro family as well.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 1:12 PM (in response to Stratiegery01)
Thanks all for clearing up the first half.
Then if I am forced to run ATV through iTunes, will there be latency/compression issues on wireless networks with pre-802.11ac tech? I think I am running 802.11b/g which i know is old as ****, but thats what most routers these days come with if you opt for OEM equipment directly from BT or AT&T.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 2:12 PM (in response to Stratiegery01)
802.11g should cope with standard resolution videos as long as not to many other devices are using it at the same time. However 802.11n or better would be needed for high-def.
I personally have a WiFi network but have my Apple TV plugged in to Gigabit Ethernet.