New to this but hoping someone can help me.
I am considering purchasing the 1tb media hub but want to ensure I understand what it can and can’t do before buying so there are no nasty surprises… I live in the UK and want the product to dump all of our photos, music and home videos on it so these can be accessed and watched back on our 46" Sony TV.
There are 5 of us in the house and all have a PC and I have 1 x macbook pro. The macbook is used for all photos and home movies - all kept in iPhoto and iMovie and to store all our music in the iTunes library. Problem is, I am ■■■■ with Mac’s… I just don’t get where everything is stored…?
My questions are these. If anyone could help I’d really appreciate it:
Is it simple to load the movies and photo files from the Macbook onto this drive via my network? (I see the movies and videos only through the glossy iPhoto & iMovie interfaces and have no idea where the actual files are kept or what format they would be in) Does anyone know the answer to this and will these file types play on this device?
iTunes music - Most of my library is from CD’s I own loaded into iTunes, some ‘borrowed’ from friends and others from iTunes store. Once again, where are these files and will they be protected or anything with DRM etc if i try and copy them over to the Media Hub and play from here?
I have a panasonic camera and HD camcorder. I’ve had trouble in the past with the files the HD movie content from the camera spits out - AVCHD - for example, the mac doesn’t see these videos in iPhoto, but they can be viewed in iMovie. Can this file type be played on this device, as I read one review about this device saying it couldn’t play files from panasonic HD camcorders?
Can it play MP4 files, as this is what the Panasonic camcorder puts out?
Any help on the above would be greatly appreciated.