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Cuckoo
Dec 14, 2010, 01:10 AM
Hi all!

I have a second generation appletv. And I'm having troubles using the photo screensaver with my own pictures.

I have roughly 4000 photographs using in total little over 400 mb.

When I select this folder to be used by the atv as a screensaver. It takes a couple of minutes to load and then the screensaver works. But after playing either some media or letting the atv sleep it always crashes when the screensaver activates. After this crash it crashes every time the screensaver activates.
This behavior isn't displayed with the default picture libraries in the atv.

The atv is wired to a Mac mini storing the photos and all the media
The same picture folder works fine on the classic atv
Ive updated to the most resent iOS
I've done a restore twice

Does anybody have a suggestion what I do to fix this?



Bye Bye Baby
Dec 14, 2010, 02:48 AM
Not sure what you mean "ATV is wired to mac mini"?

Isn't wired to a router that is also wired to a mac mini?

The new ATV has only the option of viewing certain albums. You can only view all of your photos as a screen saver if you make an album and put all the photos in it.

Omne666
Dec 14, 2010, 07:11 AM
Ive only started messin with this feature on the atv2.

I must admit, your library seems a bit excessive for poor little old atv2 to handle. I cut an event from 400 to about 180 images to speed up its loading of the photos. Did it a world of good.

Not with any knowledge, I can only suggest, try using a smaller portion of your library and see if that solves the issue. Im just guessing, but its worth a try.

Cuckoo
Dec 14, 2010, 12:25 PM
i'll try that immediately ... although i would be a bit disappointed if the 400mb is too much

i've set the atv2 up with 10 photo's and a total size of 709kb

Cuckoo
Dec 14, 2010, 12:28 PM
Not sure what you mean "ATV is wired to mac mini"?

I was trying to imply that is was using a wired network and not a wireless network to rule out bad wifi performance.

but to be more precise
the atv2 is connected to a switch, same switch as the mac mini.

Cuckoo
Dec 14, 2010, 02:05 PM
It's working with 150 pictures without crashes.

so my question now is, how many pictures does the atv2 take?

newagemac
Dec 14, 2010, 05:12 PM
It is more likely that you have a corruption somewhere in your photo library than anything else. There should be no problem with crashes just because you have 4000 photos. Others have posted having more than that with no problems.

Cuckoo
Dec 16, 2010, 02:52 AM
It is more likely that you have a corruption somewhere in your photo library than anything else. There should be no problem with crashes just because you have 4000 photos. Others have posted having more than that with no problems.

With some terminal voodoo i've made sure that the photo dir contained only .jpg files.

And voila; the screensaver doesn't crash any more. even with 4000+ pictures.

apart from the .jpg's there were some .mov and .avi files in there. My guess is that those were the problem.

Cuckoo
Dec 29, 2010, 04:10 AM
without cause or apparent reason, the crashing is back. Everytime the screensaver loads, the atv2 reboots

I gave up and turned to the rather dull default screensaver.

Quite a disappointment, if it is fixed i'll update this thread.

GeeLuv
Jul 13, 2011, 06:51 AM
I have the same issue I have several photo's I have selected to use as my screen saver but once the screen saver activates it causes the ATV2 to reboot. If I use the stock photo album it does fine, if I select photos and my photo album and begin a slideshow then say I select my music and begin playing it will work fine. The slideshow will continue and the music will keep playing with no problems, but if I select music and begin playing once the screen saver engages it will reboot? I am running the latest software update and have had no luck with Apple Support?

Cuckoo
Jul 13, 2011, 09:38 AM
I still have the same issue, i can only show a very limited amount of pictures