Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2014 8:57 AM (in response to Chunky JD)
Hey there Chunky JD,
It sounds like you are using Home Sharing but it is having performance issues. I would try steps 4 - 7 from this article named:
Troubleshooting Home Sharing
Here is step 4 to get you started:
- Your devices are not using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), or that they are all on the same VPN. A VPN may isolate the device and cause connectivity disruptions.
- If you have a router set up with a guest network, make sure all devices are either connected to the guest network and devices on the guest network are allowed to communicate with each other, or switch all devices to the primary network on your router.
- If your computer is asleep or shutdown, or iTunes is closed, there's no access to the shared iTunes library. Wake up or start the computer and open iTunes to regain access to that library.
- Your router needs to be up-to-date. If you are using an AirPort or Time Capsule, learn about firmware updates. If you are using a router from another manufacturer, contact the manufacturer to inquire about available updates.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2014 5:19 PM (in response to sterling r)
The article is really aimed at problems connecting rather than performance issues whilst connected, to quote the summary
Learn what you can do if, after setting up Home Sharing, you cannot access your shared iTunes library over your home network from another computer, Apple TV, or iOS device
I have however been through points 4 - 7 (e.g. re: point 5 Check Firewall Settins - I don't have Firewalls enabled) and they are either not relavant or do not resolve the problem.
Do you have any further suggestions ?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2014 5:43 PM (in response to Chunky JD)
Does anyone else have any suggestions as to what could be causing these performance problems?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2014 7:42 PM (in response to Chunky JD)
I don't have any suggestions for a fix, but I can confirm you are not the only person with this problem.
Mini running 10.9.1 hard wired to router. itunes library on the mini. Home sharing turned on.
Macbook running 10.9.1 with wifi connection to router. Macbook is a client for the shared library on the mini.
Music will start playing immediately, but usually quits about 1/2 through a song. "rebuffering stream" dialog pops up and it takes several seconds for music to start again.
There is no other network traffic.