I don't like to add, "me toos." However...
Since upgrading to iTunes 10, my home Apple music and AppleTV network is a MESS.
FREQUENT resets of the AppleTV and/or relaunch of iTunes (10) to re-establish communication to the streaming computer on Airport Extreme with a MacMini using the LATESTS 10.6.4.
I have three Airport Express modules that lose connection to iPhone Remote program AND iTunes. Resets are frequent. This is HORRIBLE! My entire home entertainment network is a shambles!
This situation is 180 degrees different from iTunes 9.X
I hate this system! FIX THIS. PLEASE!
So, I have something to look forward to once my Apple TV arrives sometime in "September"? Awesome. I hoped this was isolated to my MacBook Pro, but it sounds like it might be affecting Apple TV as well.
Maybe I should cancel my order. The thing would be useless to me if I can't stream content from my desktop seeing as the option to rent tv isn't available in Canada.
I'll also throw my "me too" in the hat.
Only for me, since upgrading to v10, importing new music into iTunes from my network Windows XP share is PAINFULLY slow. Importing 2 albums - about 20 songs - took about 2 hours. This has NEVER been a problem before...no changes to the music server and it has always been nice and speedy regarding music importing before.
Anyone else have this issue? Should I downgrade iTunes?
Has there been an update or something that's broken home sharing?
I have the main collection of music on a Windows 7 PC, plus music on a MacBook Pro and another Windows 7 laptop.
If i have iTunes open on all three, only the desktop can see the two laptops, the two laptops can see nothing, but when you click on the laptops library on the PC, it just simply bombs out and goes back to the music section of its own library.
I've de-authorized all the computers, re-authorized, setup home sharing (although I'm using another term for it at the moment) on all three and simply go back to the part where the PC seeing the library and can't browse.
The PC has McAfee AV on it, using it's own firewall and even turning that off fails to make things work.
There's too many people seeing too many similar problems for this to be just a coincidence.
I've noticed that, in a pinch, I can get the sharing working by closing iTunes on both machines, reopening it on both, then connecting to the laptop from the desktop. Once that's going, I can (sometimes) connect to the desktop from the laptop.
Better not let that connection go idle though... Needless to say, this *****.
Based on a post from Keith K in the iTunes for Windows forum, here is what fixed the problem for me (at least for a Windows PC that was not sharing):
Make sure that Windows Firewall is allowing iTunes through.
On the Windows PC, click Control Panel, Network and Internet, then select Firewall Settings. Under "Allow a program through Windows Firewall", make sure the box for iTunes is checked.
For some reason, installing iTunes 10 on my Windows Vista PC unchecked the firewall setting for iTunes. It had worked fine under iTunes 10.
Hope this helps at least some of you!
I just bought a new MacBook tonight, replacing an old iBook G4... First I couldn't do the Migration utility (which after looking around online I realized was probably good that it didn't work since I guess the PPC things could mess with the Intel-based ones on the new laptop) and now when I go into iTunes to try to use Home Sharing it doesn't work either. The same thing that happened with the Migration Utility I think - they can't see each other on the same network. I've done everything everyone else has said here and like everyone else it's been a no-go.
HELP, Apple... This is an inauspicious beginning to a relationship with a computer that I hope to have for a good four years at least!
I can back the old library up on DVD and transfer it that way, but this is just silliness...
after a visit to the apple store genius, i got home sharing activated on both my imac and my laptop (after following all the setup instructions and making sure firewalls were deactivated on both computers. but music transfer is another issue. it was my understanding that i would be able to transfer any music between the two computers; both computers are authorized to play purchased music and both computers are on the same account at the itunes store. but. only music purchased AFTER the home sharing was activated will transfer from one computer to the other. music purchased before activation will not transfer. any fix to this? before i have to go back and bug the so-called genius again???
Continuing the saga of trying to get Home Sharing to work.
I received my new AppleTV yesterday (yay!) and hooked it up only to have the same issue. It's definitely something to do with Windows.
The AppleTV has no issue whatsoever connecting to my MacBook and Airplay works flawlessly.
The there's iTunes on Windows. Like the MacBook, the AppleTV can connect to the Windows iTunes library if I restart iTunes and connect right away. If I let the connect go idle between the two devices, it's game over until I restart Windows and/or iTunes on Windows. Needless to say, this is a pain. It sort of defeats the main purpose I bought the AppleTV for (streaming from my desktop).
So, while I'm losing hoping her, I'm hoping this additional information might be of some use.