Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to AlexKiev)
I have also experienced this since upgrading to iTunes 11. The energy saving settings on my (plugged-in) MackBook Pro are the default. I expect a bug fix...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to AlexKiev)
Turn on the visualizer, and set it to "full screen" (where you don't see any of itunes anymore). I played music that way for a couple of hours last night, and my iMac didn't sleep.
This is a bug that I've seen come and go several times, in different versions of iTunes. I think 10.0 had it, and it was fixed in 10.0.1 or something (don't quote me on exact version numbers).
The other thing you could do is to use "Caffeine" (App store link) - it's a free program that prevents your Mac from sleeping for a little while. That's how I got past this bug when it cropped up the last few times.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to Joseph Delaney)
Thanks for these ideas. I have Caffeine and it's a good workaround. I'll try the visualizer first, though, because I don't want to override the settings.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to AlexKiev)
I have exactly the same problem. Mac mini goes to sleep even though I'm watching a podcast episode on AppleTV. Using the Caffeine workaround, but this is a bit disappointing bug as I remember having this same problem with earlier dot zero versions of iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to AlexKiev)
Same here. Ah, the "joys" of point zero software :-(
Disabling the energy saver for now.
Apple, please fix!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 2:39 PM (in response to AlexKiev)
Resolved !, Download "iTunes 11.dmg" and install it overwriting updated one. Its working fine now.
I had same issue since yesterday I updated through appstore, movie on AppleTV and also music on MacBook Pro was getting stopped while it was turning to sleep while playing.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 4:17 AM (in response to tabishjaved)
Unfortunately reinstalling did not help.
On the contrary, things got worse.
Now there is a disconnect AirportExpress AppleTV and even when the computer does not go to sleep and "Remote" shows that the playback continues. Such described in https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4554499. There are no laws in the disconnet. Can play 5 songs can leave at the first.
I think, Apple's new version of iTunes ruined everything that could spoil. Of a beautiful shell is now not fit the product. My entire home Apple ecosystem is destroyed. I am very disappointed!!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 11:46 AM (in response to AlexKiev)
I am having the same problem with a late model Macbook Pro from 2008. I am glad to hear it is not just me, I drove my self crazy running back and forth to my office to wake my laptop to hear more than a few songs in a row.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 12:10 PM (in response to AlexKiev)
Alex, you are right, I didn't tried AppleTV yesterday. My Mac was sleeping when running music or movie in iTunes as per set timing in power saver. After re-installing I see computer problem resolved, but still issue with AppleTV, have to set computer not to sleep on power adapter for movie or music on TV. Hope, we will see an update again thursday next week...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to AlexKiev)
I'm having the same problem, even more:
- Watching movies over AppleTV: switches off every 20min (sleep mode).
- Listening to iTunes music ofer AirPlay: the same.
- A whole confusion with switching airplay destinations (AppleTV, AirportExpress) over iPhone remote app. Sometimes remote cannot find my library anymore
- Before, I was able to multitask: stream a DVD to AppleTV, using airplay mirroring, and simultaneously stream music from iTunes on the same computer, over the iTunes airplay selector, to loudspeakers connected to AirportExpress. No longer possible.
I've grown a big Apple fan in short time, proudly living what for others is the future (your media stored anyhwere, controlled from anywhere, played anywhere, stop thinking in terms of devices). And, I've learnt to savour the moments when you can look your Microsoft friends deep in the eyes and say: "The big difference with Apple - it just works"...
At the moment, I'm trying not to invite my friends.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 9:47 PM (in response to avalovara)
I have the same issue... ITunes 11 is the problem. Lame. Makes me want to write a program to detect whether the apple tv is connected and disable the sleep bit then I'd be doing Apples job...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 6:30 PM (in response to AlexKiev)
Having the same issue here, everything was working Great before iTunes 11, now it will wake up my mac to start a movie/song/whatever, and play for awhile, but then my Mac Mini (2012) goes to sleep and stops whatever is playing cold. Please Fix Apple!!!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 12:59 PM (in response to Mcklintoc)
install the update 11.x1 available since few hours.
it seems to fix almost all the pbs