Stream Video From Your Mac To Your TV

27 05 2009

If you’re anything like me, you have plenty of videos worth watching on your computer, but would much rather watch it on your HDTV.  Well people, there is a solution and best of all, it’s free.

The torrenting program Vuze recently went through some updates, and now has a slick new look along with a slick new website.  Along with the the new style, it added an interesting feature:  Support for your videos to be converted for your media devices such as iPod, Apple TV, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3.

Continued after the jump.

So there’s the sexy program.  You may notice that I’m running it on a Mac, but it also works great with Windows as well.  While I’m sure the biggest appeal of the program is the fact that it is, well, a good torrenting client, Vuze also has plenty of legal free media.  See that Saints and Soldiers picture?  You can download the whole film for free…legally.  But what I want you to pay attention to, is this:

When you have your computer running, fire up your PS3/Xbox 360 and Vuze will instantly detect it.  Pretty nifty, eh?  It’s then just a simple matter of dragging and dropping the files from your library into Xbox 360 icon.  Another handy little feature is that you aren’t only limited to video files you downloaded with Vuze.  You can drag that video of your family barbecue into the program and it will convert it (if need be) to play on your device.

It’s pretty straight forward, but Vuze is nice enough to lay out some pretty simple instructions when you click on the Xbox 360 tab.

Now I’ve never tired this on a PS3 or Apple TV, but I would imagine it would be very similar.  Not to mention Vuze will give you the correct set of instructions for whatever device it detects.  

Some of you may be thinking “Heh, I can already do this with a different app I payed $20 for.”  While that may be true, we just did it for free.  Hee hee, the joys of the internet.

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