3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2013 11:28 AM by Alley_Cat
aao26 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how to store movies on apple tv first generation? after i sync? if turn i tunes off- the content is gone from apple tv- this apple tv has storage capability. not sure if its a configuration issue.

  • 1. Re: store movies on apple tv first generation- issues
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)

    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.

     

    See:

     

    Apple TV (1st generation): Differences between syncing and streaming

  • 2. Re: store movies on apple tv first generation- issues
    aao26 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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!

  • 3. Re: store movies on apple tv first generation- issues
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)

    aao26 wrote:

     

    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.

     

    Confirm that:

     

    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

     

    AC