9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2010 11:16 PM by streamworksaudio
streamworksaudio Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
OK guys... this will sound a newbie question... but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to view pictures from my iTunes lib on my Apple TV without have to 'Sync' (copy) them to the Apple TV.

Right now I cannot only copy the pictures to the Apple TV.... but I want to just be able to 'stream' them from my Macbook.... is that now possible?


Cheers!

 13" MacBook 2Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.2),  Apple TV  iPod Touch 8Gb  Mac Plus (in the closet)
  • 1. Re: How to view iPhoto pictures?!
    Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    perhaps this helps: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1273.

    JGG

  • 2. Re: How to view iPhoto pictures?!
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)
    Unfortunately, to stream photos you need to stream everything (a secondary library)

    (Please excuse my unsupported nomenclature)
  • 3. Re: How to view iPhoto pictures?!
    streamworksaudio Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thank JGG - tried that but that guide is for an older iTunes and or Apple TV version.... does not work the same way as described there.

    Winston... what do you mean by secondary library?

    Cheers!
  • 4. Re: How to view iPhoto pictures?!
    Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    streamworksaudio wrote:
    that guide is for an older iTunes and or Apple TV version


    if you say so. the article says *On Apple TV version 2.0 or greater* and

    Apple TV: Streaming photos via iTunes

    which is essentially what sir winston mentioned.

    Winston... what do you mean by secondary library?


    click on the red text.

    JGG



    edited by the Jolly Green Giant (where Green stands for environmentally friendly)
  • 5. Re: How to view iPhoto pictures?!
    streamworksaudio Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    but it is diff Look at the screenshots even... it is not the same LOL - I don't a problem streaming from iTunes - music, movies, TV shows all stream fine... but I cannot 'stream' photos I can only copy them to the Apple TV... I want to be able to stream them not copy them.
  • 6. Re: How to view iPhoto pictures?!
    Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    streamworksaudio wrote:
    I want to be able to stream them not copy them.


    that's understood. however, in order to stream photos, you need to set up a secondary (i.e. non-syncing) library.

    if you only have one computer, you're either out of luck or would need to change the set up of iTunes on it to be a streaming lib (which would not allow you to sync any content).

    if you have another machine (even one running that +other OS+ ), move the photos there and set up iTunes on the other machine as a secondary (streaming) lib.

    JGG

  • 7. Re: How to view iPhoto pictures?!
    streamworksaudio Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    So I need another computer with iTunes to stream media and use my Macbook with iPhoto to stream photos?

    I was under the impression that one could do it all from one macbook... interesting.

    Chris
  • 8. Re: How to view iPhoto pictures?!
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)
    You can connect your tv with itunes on your computer in two different ways. I prefer to call one a primary and the other a secondary, others will call them paired and shared and others will call them syncing and streaming.

    Basically a primary (paired or syncing) library allows you to sync content or stream it or a mixture of both. You can only connect one primary library to an tv.

    A secondary library will only let you stream content, but you can have up to 5 of these.

    The one exception to this is photos which have to be synced from a primary library, you don't have the option of streaming, so to stream photos you have to use a secondary library.

    JGG isn't saying you need 2 computers just to watch different types of content. If you want to stream photos then you will need to stream everything (movies, tunes etc etc), what JGG is saying is that if you didn't want to stream everything and say sync a few movies but stream photos then you would need two computers, or since you are using a mac run two user accounts.

    Can I ask why you only want to stream photos.
  • 9. Re: How to view iPhoto pictures?!
    streamworksaudio Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    ok I got ya!

    I want to stream just becuase my iPhoto library is pretty big (RAW Images) etc and would like to quickly look at any photo in the lib. without having to copy it from my Macbook to the Apple TV first.

    I mostly stream everything anyways... but I do have to from time to time put some kid movies on it so I can take my Macbook outside and while I am away the kids can still watch their shows.

    Oh well