I have a 2012 i7 Macbook 13 inch, and a 2012 (3rd Gen?) (it's brand new) 1080/WIFI/HDMI Apple TV. I have set up the ATV and updated all of the software. It is connected to my WIFI, which is fast and stable. then:
-I started home sharing on my ATV/Itunes. My movies AND music show up on the ATV in the "Computer" section. I can select both movies and music, and all the media information comes up on the ATV.
-When I play music on ATV, the MUSIC loads and plays VERY SLOW and CHOPPY.
-When I play MOVIES on the ATV thru Itunes, they usually do NOT even load. The ATV tries to load the movies, but the spinning wheel (of death) is usually all I see. Sometimes, a movie will look like it is going to load, and play, but the it just sits on one frame of the movie. That is as far as it goes. The movie freezes but ironically neither the ATV or MACbook are freezing.
-AIRPLAY will mirror my desktop onto the TV, but that is as far as it will go also. The mouse will not even move on the TV. It basically just shows a frozen display of the screen
-I was using Moutain Lion when i first tried to get this to work, but i have since updated to Maverick, hoping that would fix things. It hasn't. NOTHING has changed. My iTunes is up to date. ATV software is up to date.
-It seems like this would be a problem with the network or the internet, except here is the strange thing:
-I can use my i7 HP PC to stream movies/music thru iTunes FLAWLESSLY. The movies and music inside of iTunes on the HP stream PERFECTLY thru the ATV.
This is really FRUSTRATING. I went out and got this new Macbook, and decided to use all MAC, since I love my iPhone and iPad.. and everyone always tells me how much better the OS on Macs are.. well, I'm not too impressed right now. I would expect ALOT more plug and play. I am very good with computers, albeit mainly PCs, but this should be alot easier to work. I really hope I am doing something really stupid, and someone knows a quick fix. I have searched the forums and don't see anything that was resolved from similar hardware situations. I don't get it.. Totally stuck... Could really use some help.. Trying to be a converted believer in the ways of MAC, so far, not going so good. It's been a serious headache.
Wondering why I even bought ATV right about now? I could have easily just plugged my HDMI cord into EITHER MAC/PC laptop, and accessed ALL the same things.. no remote I guess... but so far it's totally not worth the headache. PLEASE HELP