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Old Apr 1, 2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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Pick the order of media

If there a way to make change the order that the AppleTV puts media on its harddrive? My Movies and TV shows take of more then the harddrive of the AppleTV


I'd rather have all my TV shows, some of my Movies instead of all of my movie and some of my TV shows. (I can deal with only streaming audio, but TV show and movie take more time)
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Old Apr 1, 2007, 08:23 PM   #2
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In iTunes, select the ATV device, then go through the tabs telling it what you want to have synced. Only that will go to the hard drive. You can get to everything by streaming, also.
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In iTunes, select the ATV device, then go through the tabs telling it what you want to have synced. Only that will go to the hard drive. You can get to everything by streaming, also.
Yup...but my question was is there a way to tell it what to sync, and what to stream. If you don't tell it to sync, it won't stream either.
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Old Apr 1, 2007, 09:38 PM   #4
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In ATV look at the "Sources". The top one is ATV - i.e. what is on the hard disk that got there through sync. Next will be Macs/PCs that the ATV knows about (up to 5). If you select one of those, you will see everything that is in that computers iTunes. That will be streamed when you select it.
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In ATV look at the "Sources". The top one is ATV - i.e. what is on the hard disk that got there through sync. Next will be Macs/PCs that the ATV knows about (up to 5). If you select one of those, you will see everything that is in that computers iTunes. That will be streamed when you select it.
Oh, but the ATV currently stream anything not on my Harddrive, if there a way to tell it what to download, and then what not to download(therefor forcing it to stream it)


I get what your saying (now), but I'd rather not have to switch my sources. Shouldn't there be a way from my Mac that tell it "Sync "x", only stream "y"
Currently it lets be get to everything on my main iTunes, but I have to stream stuff I'd rather not.
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I get what your saying (now), but I'd rather not have to switch my sources.
That's the only way.... synced content is on your TV drive, & you have to switch sources to access the streaming content.

That'd be one of my top feature-requests as well... ditch the need to switch sources. Display the entire library & play it from the TV's drive if it's been synced or stream it if it hasn't. Seems like a fairly simple thing to implement.
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That's the only way.... synced content is on your TV drive, & you have to switch sources to access the streaming content.

That'd be one of my top feature-requests as well... ditch the need to switch sources. Display the entire library & play it from the TV's drive if it's been synced or stream it if it hasn't. Seems like a fairly simple thing to implement.
Bummer..thanks for you help though! Mr. A and Bressler !
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