AppleTV1 had the ability to sync with iTunes and copy movies etc across to play without an internet connection or itunes running.
By default in the 3.02 software however with iTunes running, the main media categories showed both items synced to the ATV1 plus other media not synced due to space constraints (or not synced yet) - if you selected something not synced you couldn't tell and provided itunes was open it would stream from itunes and play - the idea was neat but confusing - once itunes was shut down those items not synced would disappear from the list.
Alternatively if you are seraching for media under My Shared categories etc then this is a streaming only connection with iTunes. Only one sync/stream connection is possible per AppleTV but it can share/stream from other libraries.
thanks for the reply-
but i've doing the syncing, after the movie downloads to my computer (my apple tv has plenly of memory space also) and still the content does no play or dissappear if my computer is not running.
i wonder is there is a setting i need to adjust ? Thanks again!
So the movie appears on the AppleTV if iTunes is running?
Sounds either as though the movie has not synced or something odd is going on.
1 - the movie appears under My Movies (not My Shared Movies) when iTunes is running
2 - the movie downloaded is SD or 720p HD - ATV1 can't handle 1080p