4684 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2010 11:16 PM by streamworksaudio
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
which is essentially what sir winston mentioned.
Winston... what do you mean by secondary library?
click on the red text.
edited by the Jolly Green Giant (where Green stands for environmentally friendly)
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.
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.
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.