Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 2:54 AM (in response to Nick3rs)
I don't know much about PC's, but everything would suggest thats where the problem is. Have you tried running from a new user account, to eliminate general user settings, turning off antivirus software etc.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to Nick3rs)
Im having the exact same problem. I can see the TV programs and Films from the Apple TV menu but when I select it the lighted bars that go round in a circle thing just keeps going round. I even went out to make a cup of tea and it was still going. After I gave up waiting (and my friends watching this then laughing at me for buying a load of rubish) I can go back into the menu and explore around the rest of my library so the connection is fine. Its quicker to unplug my laptop and plug it into my TV and watch the films that way. Streaming from my iPhone 4S is fine. My Apple TV is connected via ethenet to my Airport Express and my laptop has a wireless connection to that (from about a metre away) I dont have any internet in my room if that makes a difference.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to Nick3rs)
I've had this same problem since I bought my AppleTV 2 since that model was introduced. Wirelessly streaming video of any kind from my iMac to the ATV2 is and always has been hopeless. Every once in a while, I forget how bad it is and rent a movie via ATV2, only to have it fail to download -- stuck on 0:00 in the "time bar" -- and then I give up again. Even streaming something I already have on the iMac does the same thing. Other than the fact that I can stream music through it to my stereo and (sometimes) show photos through it on the television, it's not funcitonal for me. It's just easier to rent movies over cable.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2012 1:46 PM (in response to jamesfromilfracombe)
Yea this is a joke, I feel like I own a brick! its pointless...
Also while doing some troubleshooting with the laggy playback on my pc of the 720p movies if I open them in quicktime they play fine but as soon as I try to play in itunes itself its laggy and choppy once again....weird becuase I thought quicktime was the player for itunes
Im using a Radeon 7970 and its overkill on something such as a hd movie >.<
I wish apply would look into this.
Btw all my ethernets are cat6 cables and the one switch not including the time capsule are gigabit capatable.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 8:40 AM (in response to Dom W)
Incase anybody is still looking for answers, ive figured out some problems.
In your setup:
1. Any wifi should have a solid signal
2. Ethernet cables should be CAT 5e or better
3. Any ports or switches should be of the gigabith compatible (my problem)
What was happening was my switch after the airport and before the apple tv was creating a tunnle and not letting the required bandwith through.
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