AppleTV struggling to stream video

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Cagle, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    I have AppleTV connected to Time Capsule by Ethernet. The TC houses our iTunes library. I’m finding that the AppleTV is struggling to stream videos smoothly, resulting in pauses every 20 seconds or so. I always knew our Wi-Fi -802.11 g network was slow (browsing the TC in finder is often interrupted by the spinning beach ball), but I don’t understand how the Ethernet wired connection can suffer too.
  2. macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    well, I would presume your computer with iTunes on it is connected to the TC via wireless ?

    If so you should realize that the atv is not streaming right from the TC. The TC is feeding your iTunes on your computer, then the computer is feeding the atv. So I *think* you are actually double streaming wirelessley even though the TC and atv are connected by ethernet. On 802.11G that would cause stalling as the network tries to keep up.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    tark! so I guess it's time to get some ethernet cables. thanks for your help.

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