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  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (18,680 points)
    It did stream the same Photo folders I had synced -
    but, they are synced. Not much point in streaming
    content that's already synced to AppleTV HD.


    Yep - that rather obvious pointless feature had momentarily passed me by!

    Has anyone rebooted AppleTV and iTunes PC/Mac yet, or maybe one has to re-enable streaming or something?

    The help files do kind of suggest a new Photos tab in iTunes - I've tried drag and drop on an image or two but nothing happens to them and a Photos category doesn't get created. There's no Photos category to select to display in Preferences either.

    AC
    AC
  • Mike Evangelist1 Level 4 Level 4 (1,110 points)
    Go to the copy of iTunes you want to stream photos from. Click on your AppleTV in the left column. Click on the Photos tab in the right pane. Turn on photo sharing. (this MAY require turning photo sharing ON in iPhoto, but I am not able check that from where I am. But iPhoto doesn't have to be running.)
  • Gary i Level 5 Level 5 (6,190 points)
    In my experience the appleTV has only ever shown up in the left hand column of the syncing computer not the streaming ones. AppleTV shows up on my iMac (sync) but not on my mini and iBook (stream)

    Thus-ley I cannot click on it in the left hand column.
  • Chuck Gould Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    exactly what I have.
  • Chuck Gould Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    iPhoto sharing doesn't help
    besides, I don't use iPhoto - I have either folders or Aperture
  • Mike Evangelist1 Level 4 Level 4 (1,110 points)
    I think you have to make sure the AppleTV is set to the right copy of iTunes. THEN the AppleTV should show up in the related copy of iTunes.

    Or to quote what I just noticed on the iTunes screen: "The Apple TV appears in iTunes only when 'iTune shared name here' is the source selected on the Apple TV"
  • Gary i Level 5 Level 5 (6,190 points)
    Yes that was a natural course, and no it does not and has never shown up in a streaming itunes, regardless of if it was selected in appleTV or not. Why would it. It was previously set to stream anything from within itunes, there was no need for apple tv to show up, stream is stream, no settings there as far as I can see.

    As far as I can tell without an appletv update, I don't see this changing.

    Unless I am missing something obvious.
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (88,610 points)
    I'm scratching my head too Gary.

    This is what I understand.

    Firstly

    The itunes which is registered to sync with the tv, now has photos in the itunes library menu on the tv, however this is the same list as appears in the photo section of the tv source menu. I really can't say whether they do in fact stream or not at this stage, but whether they do or not, there is little point to this feature other than making photos available without switching sources.

    Secondly

    A photo option now appears in menu's for sources registered to stream with the tv (I'm now talking about sources that are stream only, not stream and sync - hence a second itunes library etc), however when selected it appears that itunes needs setting up to stream photos. Like others here I can't find any option in itunes to set up streaming photos. I'm just wondering if the only opportunity to set up this option is when you are actually registering itunes with the tv.

    Has anyone tried this.
  • Chuck Gould Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    I was tempted to remove my ATV, and reconnect. Problem is it will have to sync everything again. I'm going to wait and see if any ideas crop up here, before resorting to that (also, haven't put new "n" base up yet...)
  • ALpianoman Level 4 Level 4 (1,120 points)
    I figured it out. This is a catch 22 on this Photo Streaming.

    What you need to do is Turn Off Sync on your iTunes that you want to stream photo. It will then remove your Apple TV.

    Then go to Apple TV and connect to an iTunes library. Once you get the Passcode, it should appear on one of your iTune Library.

    Once you enter the passcode, the Apple TV will show up in the Device list. You'll then be able to stream all the contents of the Libaray and the Photo tab will show as sharing.

    If you have a fast Connection (N) then this is fine. I don't know if this is an option for people with slower wireless connections.

    Hope that isn't to confusing.

    AL
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (88,610 points)
    So that's reregister the tv wih itunes then, anyone confirm this works for both primary (sync & stream) libraries as well as streaming only libraries.


  • Chuck Gould Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    Thanks. That's what I figured I'd have to do.

    I've had the new extreme for a few days and haven't unpacked it yet - guess this will be a good time. Or, if I'm really anxious, I can always go enet.
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (88,610 points)
    So that's reregister the tv wih itunes then, anyone confirm this works for both primary (sync & stream) libraries as well as streaming only libraries.




    Opps double post sorry

    Message was edited by: Winston Churchill
  • ALpianoman Level 4 Level 4 (1,120 points)
    Actual no. It's not registering your iTunes.

    You're now either Syncing or Streaming.

    When you go to your Apple TV and just Connect to your iTunes, it will give you a passcode. It will then show up in your Device List.

    If you go to your AppleTV and Turn Sync On, it will give you another passcode, and it will show up in your Device list with all the TAB to setup syncing.

    Hope that's clears it up a bit.

    AL
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (88,610 points)
    Hope that's clears it up a bit.

    A bit

    That's reregistering the tv with itunes as I see it.

    The reason it matters is that reregistering will cause everything to have to resync. I've started to reregister all my streaming libraries as there is nothing to have to resync, however I'm still a little unclear what happens with a primary library and whether it is worth me resyncing everything.

    With your primary library I assume you can still sync photos and they will show up under the source tv, do I also get an option under the source my itunes library to stream photos and is that list any different than the sync list, or are you saying you can't sync photos if you choose to stream them from the same library.