Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 6:03 PM (in response to sheppy)
No problems with home sharing or AirPlay since I poened the UDP ports for iTunes.
Your welcome, sheppy!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 6:57 PM (in response to doubleroll)
What ports are reserved for that? I would like to give that a try. UDP only?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 7:40 PM (in response to Glenn Ferguson)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 7:47 PM (in response to doubleroll)
I took a look. I don't use the windows firewall, I use zone alarm. I guess I will have to look at that to see if I can unblock those ports or something?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 8:01 PM (in response to Glenn Ferguson)
I think I did see a Apple article of specific UDP ports at one time but cant remember exactly what I searched for...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 4:07 AM (in response to doubleroll)
That would be way helpful. Anyone with a clue
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 5:42 PM (in response to JVlasy)
I'm running Windows 7 64bit and ran into the same problem when update iTunes to 11. Apple remote app on iPad or iPhone no longer worked. I uninstalled iTunes and re-installed iTunes 10, than re-set my router. Currently working again. Crossing my fingers.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 3:28 PM (in response to JVlasy)
Guys, after i did a factory restore on the iPad 2, I figured it out that home sharing consumes a lot of ram memory from iOS devices.
i had no problem at all using it because the ipad hasn't any backround app running at this moment. But as soon as i start charging iOS's ram with third party apps, home sharing starts having issues in streaming videos - the macbook's library takes too much to load in the ipad, subtitles hang, and VIDEO APP HANGS too!! Seriously (i can't turn it off, pause, and the audio contitunes playing even when you are off the app)-
When I realised that closing third party apps and leaving only a couple the problem stops, i did the same in my iPhone 4. and Guess what? issue solved.
Seriously Apple, you should advise how complicated home sharing streaming is, or fix the problem of so much ram consuming. I'm aware that iPhone 4 and iPad 2 have 512mb. And the Video App and Home Sharing are apple products this has nothing to do with 3rd party apps.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 11:00 PM (in response to JVlasy)
I had this issue with my ATV3 w/ iTunes 11 on 10.8.2. Using the sleep work around and disabling IGMP snooping on my router seemed to work for me. However, the home share drops still happened at random and unpredictable intervals up until the video being streamed was fully buffered on the ATV. Once a video was fully buffered the home share would never drop. Very annoying for larger files (2GB+) but small (200MB) files buffer quickly (under a minute) so unless the drop occurred in the first minute, all was good. Sometimes it will drop and come back right away. Other times it drops and will not pick up again unless I reboot iTunes (in another room) and the ATV.
Today I decided to go out and buy an Airport Express to see if that would solve the drop problem once and for all. I connected the Airport to the wireless modem my ISP originally provided and the drops have completely stopped now. As for people who are still experiencing home share drops using an Airport to ATV set up I'm interested to know how old your Airport hardware is and whether that is contributing to drops.
For myself, I can confirm that there are now no issues with home share on my Airport to ATV3 set up using iTunes 11. The new Airport Express and set up of a new network has resolved the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 6:36 PM (in response to Rahsten)
I can confirm this to be a bug with iTunes 11
Windows 7 64bit.
Connects to the home share. Does not show music etc
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 2:26 PM (in response to JVlasy)
can't seem to get apple TV (MD199/LLA) with version 5.2 and Itunes version 11.0.1 to work with Home share. All I can see is my music in the cloud. I cannot (on same LAN) share pictures. When I display computers; neither of my MACs show up. Unlike other posts that have intermintant connectivity; I cant see to connect at all. Any suggestions. Already tried to dissable IPv6 but in this OS; I can only make it LAN only.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 1:08 AM (in response to JVlasy)
I also had an issue with no Home Sharing Connection between my W7 PC running iTunes 11.0.1 and Apple TV. The weirdest thing solved it for me. I have two routers, Apple TV on one, PC on the other. They were both connected via ethernet to their routers and couldn't see each other. However, he Apple TV could get on the internet VIA the router connected to the PC. I decided to connect the Apple TV wirelessly to the router that the PC is on and BAM, it WORKED. I read somewhere Apple says this can be a problem if you have two routers, the the devices on different routers might not be able to discover each other (and they give no solution, and yes, mine are on the same subnet). Anyway, with my fingers crossed, I re-connected the apple TV via ethernet to it's original router and it is still working. For how long, is anybody's guess.
I can't say how many other things I've tried before this worked:
Reset Routers, Re-install itunes, the IPV6 thingy, Firewall disabling, port opening. Nothing, Nada worked.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 6:44 PM (in response to JVlasy)
Verizon Router MI424WR
I have done these things in order to get Home Sharing to work
First solution was to turn off IPv6
Second was to turn off IGMP Proxy in the routers advnced setting
Third was to swicth my network type to "Broadband" in the advanced wireless options within the router
All of those solutions worked individually for a period of time until either itunes or the ATV was updated.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 7:44 PM (in response to JVlasy)
Thanks All; I was able to resolve it using a suggestion from the post; The two PCs (MAC Pro and MAC Desktop) were connected via CISCO / LINKSYS router WIFI while the APPLE TV was ethernet connected. By changing the router from WPA2 to WPA; both devices were quickly discovered along with their photos and music! I realize it reduces speed / performance but it does not seem to be noticeable.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 10:44 AM (in response to JVlasy)
I believe I have resolved my issue which was chronic slowdown and drop out of homeshare on a windows 7 64 bit machine using the latest Itunes release 11.2
Resolution: Purchased Airport Express
Shutdown Windows Firewall
Updated firmware on Airport Express
No issues with Homeshare for 5 days now.