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treyb
Dec 7, 2010, 05:51 PM
My girlfriend is in the other room watching the atv2 and I'm in my office on my imac that the atv2 is talking to. I added a couple files to itunes and it auto-plays directly to airplay, interrupting whatever is playing (both netflix and itunes streaming have been interrupted).

I checked the airplay settings and viewed for a few seconds on the computer before closing and playing another file which started in airplay. I'd suffice with a setting to turn off auto-play when adding, but I'd really like to find out why it is sending to airplay everytime.



Wheeler
Dec 7, 2010, 06:59 PM
Thats wild- are you adding music or movie files that interrupt? How are you adding them? Windows or osx?

treyb
Dec 7, 2010, 07:13 PM
drag and drop to the dock with osx

its all video files that I've tried so far.

Wheeler
Dec 7, 2010, 08:02 PM
Drag and dropping to dock is the same as opening, so I imagine it will auto-play every time- might have to just use File-Add to library... to prevent auto play.

As far as airplaying when opening, the only way I could get this to happen is if I had been previously airplaying that file and closed it then re-dropped it to the dock- all new files dropped opened in iTunes.

treyb
Dec 7, 2010, 08:38 PM
they are new files dropping into itunes. and the first in the sequence being dropped starts playing via airplay, not even playing video on my screen. I'm guessing since you dont have this happen i have an odd setting ticked somewhere.

Wheeler
Dec 7, 2010, 09:02 PM
I can get any file now dropped into the dock to airplay if I leave the aTV2 selected in airplay settings- but always get a window to pop up on the computer.

What setting do you have under preferences-playback-Play Movies and TV shows:

Im sure thats not it, but curious

Wheeler
Dec 7, 2010, 09:53 PM
found some hidden itunes preferences but none of them seem to apply to your sitch- sorry not much help, pretty odd

treyb
Dec 8, 2010, 12:00 AM
full screen is selected. it confuses me cause if i play something from the music tab it plays on the computer and doesnt interrupt the atv2. but any video added, or already present stops playback. and initiates added or selected.

autumnmike
Dec 8, 2010, 02:27 AM
I haven't had this problem with music. Do you have airplay selected on iTunes. Lower right corner. Or multiple speakers for that matter.

Reset everything. I've found that helps quite a bit. UnPlug the Atv for 10 seconds and plug it back in. If that don't work, be a bud, and submit a bug to apple so it gets worked out.

treyb
Dec 8, 2010, 02:56 AM
I haven't had this problem with music. Do you have airplay selected on iTunes. Lower right corner. Or multiple speakers for that matter.

Reset everything. I've found that helps quite a bit. UnPlug the Atv for 10 seconds and plug it back in. If that don't work, be a bud, and submit a bug to apple so it gets worked out.

i think you misunderstand. my problems aren't that it won't work. its that it works too much. i want items to play from my computer before i sent them for airplay. i dont like that my computer auto airplays

autumnmike
Dec 8, 2010, 05:23 AM
i think you misunderstand. my problems aren't that it won't work. its that it works too much. i want items to play from my computer before i sent them for airplay. i dont like that my computer auto airplays

I understood that. Let me ask you this. In iTunes look to the lower right hand corner of iTunes. Do you see the airplay icon. Is it blue? Well it shouldn't be unless you want to stream to your tv.

For a second there, I thought you found a bug.

treyb
Dec 8, 2010, 05:43 AM
sorry i wasnt sure. the airplay icon is not blue and when clicking on it it says computer as the option. if i choose a new item or drag an item to itunes it will play via the airplay link to appletv. while i dont dislike this feature. this is not my desired result.