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mtbdudex
Jul 26, 2010, 09:02 PM
I need some help from experts here.

Issue:
My 7 month old AppleTV won't completely sync my Music library.

I have 26GB of music, and only 6GB sync. :confused:

Everything is latest updates.

I did a complete restore to factory settings on the AppleTV, and totally re-sync last night.
Aperture3 photos all sync, the TV shows I select sync, but Music is not syncing correctly.

Advice appreciated. I bought this to replace my Sony 400 disc CD changer....now it's not working....

Visually see below.

iTunes library, note 26GB of music:
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_FqTNmgNQHz8/TE1-S6BWbCI/AAAAAAAAKbg/NW700V-l678/s800/AppleTV%20MusicSync3.jpg

AppleTV music after sync, note only 6GB of music:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_FqTNmgNQHz8/TE1-TIgKUdI/AAAAAAAAKbk/yvFskTjIqWU/s800/AppleTV%20MusicSync2.jpg

AppleTV Music tab settings:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_FqTNmgNQHz8/TE1-TpyYUDI/AAAAAAAAKbo/9wm1_3cX4LI/s640/AppleTV%20MusicSync1.jpg

Wifes iPod Touch settings shows more options than AppleTV to choose from, wtf?
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_FqTNmgNQHz8/TE1-URMOnhI/AAAAAAAAKbw/6IK_LzH588A/s800/AppleTV%20MusicSync%20iPod%20Touch1.jpg



mtbdudex
Jul 26, 2010, 09:33 PM
when I did a factory re-set it went back to OS 2.4, and did not install 3.0.2, which I just did....now I'll shut it down and see if re-sync happens correctly....ongoing saga....

cwaddell2002
Jul 26, 2010, 10:10 PM
I need some help from experts here.

Issue:
My 7 month old AppleTV won't completely sync my Music library.

I have 26GB of music, and only 6GB sync. :confused:


What format is the audio in, can you screenshot a get info pane from a file that is not sync'd? For example your most excellent ace of base album?

mtbdudex
Jul 26, 2010, 10:25 PM
What format is the audio in, can you screenshot a get info pane from a file that is not sync'd? For example your most excellent ace of base album?

It sync'd songs at various bit rate(128, 160, 256 vbr)/kind (aac, mpeg, purchased aac, etc)

Here are some more screen shots:
I did a complete factory restore, than updated 2.4 > 3.0.2 before connecting to iTunes (9.0.2)
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_FqTNmgNQHz8/TE5PTf3b4oI/AAAAAAAAKcY/DVs1cjxbrZg/s800/AppleTV%20MusicSync5.jpg

I had everything turned off, then turned on only Sync Music entire music library. Then, it started syncing only 888 items....Then I looked at the iTunes library and saw few items had check next to name.
I think iTunes is using that to tell it what to sync to, even though I have entire library selected!! A bug in AppleTV<>iTunes maybe?
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_FqTNmgNQHz8/TE5PTiuiNdI/AAAAAAAAKcc/nLqWMkofWIw/s800/AppleTV%20MusicSync4.jpg

I'm going to try and filter by just those checked items in the iTunes library, see if the = 888, if so that's it!

mtbdudex
Jul 26, 2010, 10:34 PM
Holy smokes, I never knew this....iTunes help
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_FqTNmgNQHz8/TE5Tcjug1OI/AAAAAAAAKck/C4ot4h93-ig/s800/AppleTV%20MusicSync6.jpg

So, the check box must be it, I'm turning them all on!

mtbdudex
Jul 26, 2010, 10:40 PM
As Charlie Brown said...."That's it!"
I needed to have check box by the song in iTunes for it to sync to AppleTV.
Not clear to me at all, bu anyway now I'm moving on.
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_FqTNmgNQHz8/TE5U0x6EyNI/AAAAAAAAKcs/Uxmy3RlUOPw/s800/AppleTV%20MusicSync7.jpg

PurdueGuy
Jul 29, 2010, 01:42 PM
My AppleTV isn't connected right now, and I'm at work, so I can't verify.
Isn't there a checkbox on the "Summary" tab to "Sync only checked songs" that you can select/deselect to behave the way you want?

Or is that only for an iPod/iPhone?