ATV2 - LARGE Movie Folders = Slow Loading

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Icculus, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    So I have hundres of concerts I have ripped into iTunes in a genre called Concerts under Movies. There are 400+ items in this folder and scrolling to this folder or even past this folder the ATV2 pauses for a while. Let's say I want to go to the thrillers genre, well I have to go past Concerts and it will pause on concerts for 30 seconds or so before going past it. I have fixed that error by putting z in front of concerts so its the last genre. However if I go to that genre and select it you are waiting 1-3 minutes for it to load and then scrolling pauses off and on if I want to get to the bottom of the list. This is kind of frustrating as I don't want to break up my concerts into several separate genres....anyone else seeing this?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard of problems like this with large music playlists. My recommendation would be to break up the folder into several smaller folders, such as:

    Concerts (A-F)
    Concerts (G-L)
    Concerts (M-R)
    Concerts (S-Z)
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    Or you could separate your concerts by Year.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I guess this is my only option...argh, didn't want it to come to this....oh well.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you give it a couple days before you do it. I have seen that lots of people come on here when they first get the new Atv complaining that the speed sux when loading large libraries. After a few days, most of those users say that the problems disappeared. I think the Apple tv takes a while to pre-cache the library and then after that, it should be fast. Of course this is just a theory and I have no way of proving it.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    This is actually what happens.
     

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