Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 9:59 PM (in response to cody4king)
Why did i update? I should have known better. The spinning wheel is hypnotic but not entertaining.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 10:00 PM (in response to cody4king)
I can confirm that logout from iTunes store solves the streaming problem. Go to settings on apple tv and log out. The videos will stream like a charm again. It's not a solution, but a workaround until apple fixes it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 10:03 PM (in response to mauijiminar)
Handbrake is an encoder, there is nothing illegal about it. What you choose to feed it may be a violation of copyright, but not all of us use it for that purpose. I run all my home movies through it - it's the best MPEG4 encoder anywhere.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 10:25 PM (in response to Vanderlei Loula1)
This solved the problem for me as well.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 10:32 PM (in response to jay111)
No kidding, but I have not been burned by an update from apple on any device for years, so I guess I got sloppy. I have been playing both iTunes Store TV shows and movies (both rentals and purchases), no problem, for many weeks, as well as streaming from my iTunes library on my Mac, and it all suddenly broke after I updated the AppleTVv2 to the latest software (a few days ago). Music is fine, but video gives me the spinning cursor. Other computers can stream the movies fine, it is just the appleTV. If I wait long enough (5-10 minutes?) when seeing the spinning wheel, it seems to eventually continue and then plays fine.
I'll try logging out of the store to see if that fixes it (I usually buy on the Mac anyway, then stream to the appleTV), although that *****.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 10:36 PM (in response to cody4king)
Signing out of the iTunes on-line store worked for me as well. Apple let this one fall through the cracks but I understand considering recent events. I am sure they will have a fix before too long.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 10:45 PM (in response to cody4king)
Add me to the list of disgruntled ATV owners. Foolishly updated the software before watching a movie tonight, and then nothing would play. Just spins and spins and spins. After maybe 10 or 20 minutes, it would finally play. Ultimately played the movie via iTunes on my computer and then sent it to the ATV. That streamed immediately. Something isn't right with this update, Apple. Please fix!!!
BTW, signing out of the iTunes Store in the ATV Settings solved the problem for me. Thanks to whomever posted that solution.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 10:41 PM (in response to cody4king)
Logging out of the iTunes Store (in Settings), then logging back in, worked for me. Movie is playing.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 10:51 PM (in response to mikegeee)
"Logging out of the iTunes Store (in Settings), then logging back in, worked for me. Movie is playing."
Worked for me as well.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 10:53 PM (in response to cody4king)
Tried all suggestions and signing out and back in at the iTunes store worked.
Movies play, Wife happy.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2011 1:21 AM (in response to LeeBoynton)
Yep, signing out of iTunes fixes it for now.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2011 5:49 AM (in response to cody4king)
Same problem here, I just get the spinning wheel. I don't have access to the ATV right now, so can't attempt the iTunes Store logout fix, but will do so when I get home.
Just trying to narrow this issue down though. I noticed that this issue didn't start directly after updating to the latest ATV software (4.4.2). I had no issues after the update itself (watched a movie and a couple TV shows after the update without issue) — I only noticed the issue after running software update on my Mac yesterday and installing the latest iPhoto update. Normally I wouldn't think an iPhoto update would have anything to do with playing video on ATV, but the iPhoto update addressed issues with video playback and codec support, and I wonder if something in this update messed up streaming in iTunes? I know it's a long shot, and highly unlikely, but just wondering if anyone else experienced this (ie. fine after the ATV update, but broken after the iPhoto update). Again, a long shot, but you never know?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2011 8:20 AM (in response to cody4king)
Signing out of iTunes worked here too. Both ATV's up and working well with videos again.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2011 8:33 AM (in response to cody4king)
I notice the same thing after updating to the latest software on the AT2. Photos show, but music and videos, the wheel just sits there and spins. Maybe the idea of logging out and then back in will work for me. Everything was working fine and quick before the last update.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2011 8:38 AM (in response to bewaters)
I submitted a message to Apple last night. But I did try the fix people have been talking about on here – signing out of the itunes store. What I hadn't seen in the messages I was getting back was whether you could sign back in to the itunes store and when you went back to do the home sharing if it would break it again.
Logged out, tried a home share stream and it was fixed. Logged back in the to the itunes store and the home sharing still worked.
Odd that we had to figure this out itself but I HOPE this means those of us who do this, have it fixed.