1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 4, 2014 4:38 PM by Alley_Cat
JerryAG Level 1 (0 points)

I have movies saved on my macbook that I want to play on my apple TV. So I after I start a movie (by selecting Computers > Home Videos > Whatever movie), I then set my macbook on the table. Then, about 5 minutes later, the movie stops playing and my mac appears to have gone to sleep.


I have it connected to the power adapter, I have turn off display set to never, I enabled "prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off". What do I need to do so that I can actually watch a movie that is more than 5 minutes long without actively using my macbook?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 (19,210 points)

    Prevent it from sleeping using Energy Saver in System Preferences, set Computer sleep to Never or longer than the movie.


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    This screenshot is from Mountain Lion, can't remember if it's different in Mavericks.