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1900 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2009 8:12 AM by fakeExpert
i'm actually not quite sure what you are asking but...
airTunes needs to be enabled on appleTV and iTunes
you cannot choose the remote speaker with the iPod Touch remote... you can only choose which device you wish to control.. two choices... appleTV or iTunes.
1) if you want to use airTunes you must, from iTunes on your computer (not the remote) set the appleTV as the remote speaker (all audio output from iTunes goes to the appleTV rather than computer speaker), then choose iTunes to control on the iPod Touch remote.. then you remote control iTunes from the remote and the iTunes audio output is sent to the appleTV
2) you can also remote control the appleTV... you choose appleTV from the iPod Touch remote app... the remote sees the appleTV's content and clicking on it plays that media on the appleTV
but it's not possible to choose the remote speaker for iTunes from the remote app.Dual 2GHz G5 PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6), AppleTV 40 Gig, AE Gigabit, 32GB iPod Touch
Thanks for the help.
I understand, and can set up the Apple Tv to work flawlessly for music and movies when controlled by its native remote. Airtunes is ON in tha ATV preference menu. I can also set up the iTouch remote to control the AppleTV as you have described.
I cannot, however, choose to output music to the AppleTV from my computer by choosing it from the dropdown menue in iTunes. It does appear as one of the choices.
In addition, from my iTouch, if my iTunes library is chosen, not my AppleTV, I cannot choose the AppleTV from the speaker menu, I have to first switch libraries.
Why would the choice appear in both the above menus if not available.MacBookPro 17" 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo 3GB SDRAM, Mac OS X (10.5.5), MacPlus;MacSe30;iMacBondi;iMacSlotLoad;iMacG5;PowerbookG4;MacbookPro17"
as far as getting airTunes working... after upgrading to 2.3 i think... i needed to turn off airTunes on iTunes and appleTV and then re-enable it again.. reset the password etc. after i did this airTunes worked again.
i think the naming on the remote is not appropriate... you are really choosing the device to control not the library.. i guess the device contains that library.. but it's a bit of a misnomer.
trust me on this... i've been using the remote app for quite a while now to control iTunes on the computer and my appleTV.. you don't even need airTunes set to on in iTunes and when you choose iTunes Lib. the remote app will still control iTunes.. play movies, songs whatever on your computer and play audio through your computer speakers if you have iTunes set to do that... if you set the remote speakers to appleTV the audio comes out on the appleTV.
when you choose appleTV on the remote app it controls the appleTV... you see any content that is available to be played on the appleTV (content that is available to be synced or streamed)
the airTunes speaker is something completely independent... and is something you set in iTunes from your computer.Dual 2GHz G5 PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6), AppleTV 40 Gig, AE Gigabit, 32GB iPod Touch
Actually, you absolutely CAN select the airTunes speakers for any of the libraries you have setup in iPhone Remote App.
There are actually 2 ways to do it. On the "Settings" page of Remote App, there are ON/OFF switches for each speaker. You can even turn on/off the computer speaker for iTunes libraries.
The other way is even easier. On the "Now Playing" screen of Remote App on the iPod/iPhone, just touch the screen in the middle of the album art. You will get the scrubber at the top, and a "Speakers" popup at the bottom. Touch the speakers popup, and you can switch speakers.