Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2011 1:09 AM (in response to AJH205)
Same problem for me.
Before installing iTunes 10.5.1 i've used home sharing from iMac and PC to ATV2, iPhone and iPad.
Now, with iTunes 10.5.1 i'm unable to use home sharing.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2011 12:16 PM (in response to AJH205)
Ditto same problem here. I thought it was just me but seems I wasted half of my day for a silly bug :-(
Want to add the specs here:
iTunes - 10.5.1
Mac OS X - 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard 64 bit)
iPad 2 - iOS 5.0.1
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2011 4:55 AM (in response to AJH205)
Same issue - Windows 7 64bit home
Itunes 10.5.1, and cant homeshare with my iPhone. I am just trying to use the Remote app to play my music.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2011 5:58 AM (in response to AJH205)
Router has the latest firmware?
Did you restart your router?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2011 6:36 AM (in response to ckuan)
Will give it a go - an odd suggestion by Apple considering Home sharing is running entirely on my Internal network (in my case between three gigabit switches) and has no need to route out to the Internet via my router.. unless there is some off Bonjour magic happening with cached routing info - highly highly unlikely..
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2011 4:48 PM (in response to AJH205)
Same problem, with multiple Apple TV's, iPods, iPhones, and iPads, homesharing will not work. Very frustrated.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2011 11:23 AM (in response to AdamTrask)
Count me in on this one. I upgraded to iTunes 10.5.1 and lost Home Sharing for these devices:
iTunes 10.5.1 off main computer running Windows 7
Two iPads running 10.5.1
iPhone running 10.5.1
AppleTV running 10.5.1
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2011 7:48 PM (in response to AJH205)
Same problem here.
OS X 10.5.8
I use this PowerBook as a media server for my ATV2. Ever since I upgraded to iTunes 10.5.1 Home sharing stops working. I can stop and restart Home sharing and it will work for about 1/2 hour or so, and then it stops.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2011 12:02 AM (in response to AJH205)
Same, just wasted an hour of my life I'll never get back.
win 7 64 bit *2
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2011 1:30 AM (in response to AJH205)
Same here. Never had this issue before but now songs stop while playing, movies stop while playing, cannot see the shared PC. Go to PC, shut down then restart iTunes fixes the problem.....FOR A WHILE and then it all starts again. I just reset my ATV and reinstalled all updates...waste of time, the song remains the same.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2011 9:26 AM (in response to AJH205)
I am having the exact same issue - Homesharing just cuts out - particularly with my Apple TV2. All updates have been applied all around. I know it is not the router because I can still access the Apple Store, NEtflicks, and other web-based services. It is just the Homesharing that gets dropped.
As others have mentioned, closing iTunes and restarting it again helps temporarily. Really seems to be an iTunes issue.
Win 7 64 bit
Apple TV2 - 4.4.3 (3323)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2011 11:57 AM (in response to AJH205)
Same issue here:
Win 7 64 bit
Iphone 4 s
all os devices on latest version
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2011 3:00 PM (in response to AJH205)
Same issue here:
Downloaded 3 albumns off iPad, synced with MacBook Pro. Went to home computer which has home sharing turned on and it just searches for the MacBook Pro library.
The home computer is a Windows XP Machine, I'm running the latest version of iTunes 10.5x on both systems. MacBook Pro is running OSX Lion w/latest 7.x update.
Needs to get fixed otherwise I have to copy the files and manually move them. Huge PITA!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2011 11:15 AM (in response to AJH205)
I had similar problems to those described.
After spending many hours on this thinking it was a PC firewall problem in my case it turned out to be an issue with my wireless Netgear DG834Gv5 router.
It appears that there is some problem with this router routing the multicast messages which I believe are used by Bonjour either between wired and wireless connections or between wireless connections. When I used a wired connection between PCs home sharing worked OK. I found that changing the wireless security from WPA-PSK+WPA2-PSK to WPA-PSK fixed the problem and I can now access the library on my wired Win64 machine from other wireless PCs and mobile devices. It may well be a different issue here but I felt it worth sharing my experience in case it does help anyone.