Can anyone tell me if there are advantages / disadvantages to using HFS+ file system over FAT32? I have an external HD formatted to FAT32 right now and the video on it tends to skip. It acts like it cannot keep up. Sometimes the audio keeps playing and the video skips to keep up with it and sometimes they both stop for a few seconds. Will formatting the external HD to HFS+ give me better / more reliable video playback? If not, I won’t bother.
Also, I realize that HFS+ cannot be read by a Windows machine natively. It would require special software. I don’t care about that. Right now, my one and only concern is fixing the playback problem on my AppleTV. If the drive cannot keep up then it is pointless to have. The ability to store my entire library on my AppleTV does not outweigh video quality for me. If it’s going to skip, I don’t want it.