I’m a Mac fanboy in a microsoft world

I have a macbook pro, it was given to me by my work and I use it for work I do at home and some other things around the house. I have videos and music on my laptop that I would love to watch on my TV or listen to over my stereo, but I’m not getting an Apple TV, why? I don’t need it. What I do have is an XBox and I want it to do everything, is that asking so much?

So here is the deal, I have an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm that I wanted to watch tonight, so the hunt was on. How many crazy hacks do I have to do to watch this video, how much time do I need to spend in my terminal to make this work.

The answer? None. Nada. Zilch. I found the Connect 360 by Nullriver. I downloaded it, I installed it (it works itself into your preference pane), I opened my xbox, went to my media and to my surprise, my macbook was listed. Now I expected it to be a pain. I clicked my TV Shows folder, clicked my Curb video and boom. Playing. I’m now happily watching my video and barely had to do anything.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Micah G

    That’s pretty amazing actually. I like that this, and for the same reason I am also in the Mac camp, because it’s easy. However, I am still too cheap to buy videos/episodes and hate pirating/torrenting/downloading viruses so I don’t really have a use for this at the moment, but still super cool.

    Speaking of Apple TV, I’m actually planning on getting it because Apple has this strange ability to sell products that I don’t think I need and then they fuse into my livelyhood like a Mass Effect bionics upgrade.

  2. Pilx

    This is happening all over…the easy integration of Mac and PC’s. Sadly I feel Mac is still over priced. I think the OS is great and the hardware is top notch but an equally matched PC is 50% of what a Mac costs. Not sure how I can justify that cost personally…but if a Mac Pro falls in my lap (ouch) I won’t complain.

    I’m leaning towards Google TV at the moment though…still waiting things out a bit.

  3. haleyxvader

    Wow this is so much easier than what I’ve been doing : putting my videos on a flash drive and plugging it into the xbox.

    Thank you, you have kept my couch integrity intact, I now have no reason to move.

    1. matt

      your randomly assigned avatar is amazing.

  4. Scott

    This actually sounds easier than getting the Zune library to share with the 360.

  5. matt

    It was

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