apple tv stops when mac screensaver starts

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by storkman14, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. storkman14, Jul 31, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011

    macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2010
    My apple tv has been working fine for many months since purchase. However today for some reason when playing movies from my mac itunes on apple tv, the mac computer screensaver comes on after its default timeout and stops the apple tv from playing the movie. I don't think i've changed any of my settings?

    It never used to do this, the movies just played fine and the mac screensaver somehow "knew" the apple tv was in use so never came on – no problem.

    Now I have a 4 step process to follow – 1) turn on apple tv; 2) turn off mac screen saver; 3) watch movie; 4) remember to turn mac screensave back on.

    It used to be a 2 step process – 1) turn on apple tv; 2) watch movie.

    I want to go back to my 2 step process if possible.

    I'm using OS 10.6.8

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