1960 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2010 1:06 PM by Wunderboy
......... it doesn't show up on that playlist on the ATV until I initiate a sync. That just doesn't make sense to me.........
Yes that's how it's supposed to work. The iTunes library is actually a rather small file that is nothing other than a database and will let the tv know where the original media files are. When you add new content the file is updated.
During a sync the tv copies that database to it's own hard drive. So if after new content is added to iTunes unless the database file is resynced it will not reflect any new additions made to your media since your last sync.
Assuming you have not set your preferences to stop autosyncing then any new content added to iTunes that fits into your synced options will cause the tv to resync which will copy the new media to the tv and at the same time update the database.
If the new media isn't part of your synced options you may need to manually initiate a sync or wait for one of the other events that causes the tv to update to occur.