Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2012 11:04 PM (in response to stansfie)
I updated my ATV 2 to 5.1 today and got the same spinning wheel when I tried to watch a movie from my library. I am using a macbook pro to do my home share.
I hope there is a fix soon!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 12:03 AM (in response to solis83)
ok so its not just me and not likely to be the ibook. To complicate the issue the fault does not occur all the time. I haven't yet figured out a pattern to when the apple tv stalls.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to stansfie)
Same problem here. Movies that played fine before the update would no longer play. Just the spinning wheel. I seem to have fixed the problem by switching from wireless to wired connection. I would say it's a problem with WiFi.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to craigdmac)
Yup, went from wireless to ethernrt on my ATV and now my movies are streaming fine. The wifi connection was fine on the ATV though so something is messed up in that update. There are other discussions and forums talking about wifi issues after the update. It's weird though I could watch youtube using my wiresless connection, I just couldnt watch movies using my home share.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to stansfie)
I've got major problems here also. Aint able to access any material at all through homesharing. Well, able to access but not play, nor video or film. Just spinnig wheel. I thought an update should improve performance, not criple it!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 2:25 AM (in response to stansfie)
Me too. Home sharing over WiFi is screwed after I updated my ATV3 to 5.1. Can only watch a minute or so over WiFi before it disconnects. Frustrating !
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 1:00 PM (in response to JustinKGD)
I just downgraded to 5.02-iOS, works like a charm..
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2012 7:52 AM (in response to stansfie)
Same problem here. aTV and win 7 computer connected with LAN. After starting iTunes I am able to select one movie and watch it. When I try to watch 2nd one only spinning wheel. But I am able to start the movies on iTunes and select aTV and watch it that way. That *****.
Sorry for my bad English. I'm German.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2012 6:57 PM (in response to stansfie)
It's not just movies, it's music too. Plays one song from my library and then stalls. This really *****! I'm a long-time Apple fan, but they've really been disappointing with ridiculously buggy software releases lately!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2012 7:59 PM (in response to stansfie)
Very disappointing, that apple does not react.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 11:26 AM (in response to stansfie)
Same problem here. The shine seems to be off Apple. In addition to the spinning wheel problem after playing one song or movie, the new Remote App for the iphone no longer works. Surely Apple must be aware of these issues. I had hoped that 5.1.1 would fix the Wi-Fi issues with ATV. No such luck!
Come on Apple. This has been going on since September.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to stansfie)
I've just set up my ATV3 last night. Though I had it running really mint.
Got through1 entire movie no sweat. Went to put on another afterwards and I'm having the same issue as all of you are. Closing iTunes and reopening worked once, but finding I'm having to restart the computer it's streaming from the get it working again. Frustrating to say the least.
Has anyone got/heard of a fix for this as of yet?
Or is there any way to downgrade back to previous version software?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 11:58 AM (in response to Steev0)
I tried two fixes which worked for this problem
1) do away with wifi completely. This worked really well, as I was originally using an ibook g4 which wasn't much use to me for much else. Connected everything up and never had a problem with ATV3 running 5.1.1
2) downgrade to 5.0.2. Following the instructions here (http://forum.firecore.com/topic/8989). make sure you get the correct restore file for an ATV3 if you're using it. This link has a copy to both restore files (http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/archive/t-1486275.html).
Neither are elegant solutions, but the downgrade seems to be working best - considering I can now operate it all with wifi again.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 12:00 PM (in response to stansfie)
Loving the quick reply
And thanks for the notes, I'll give it a try tonight when I get home.
Downgrading software that is