Can anyone get TV Shows from ATV to computer?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ob81, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. macrumors 65816

    ob81

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    I downloaded some TV episodes that I purchased with my ATV. They are on my ATV HD. I can't seem to transfer these files to my iMac. The current update, and even the previous one, specifically states that you can transfer purchased shows/movies, effortlessly from your ATV to your iTunes library.

    Am I missing something? Is anyone able to do this?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you're missing anything as I it should just happen automatically. I've not bought anything myself, but what I've read suggests it syncs without you needing to do anything.
     
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    FreeState

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    If its not transfered back automatically and you want it transfered, right click on the AppleTV icon under devices in iTunes - that will present you with an option to sync back purchases.
     
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    ob81

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    I did that also prior to posting, and I only get the option to turn on/off syncing. Are you seeing the sync option when you right click?
     
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    FreeState

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    Yes I get the options - I think you have your computer set up to stream only - it has to sync at least one category in order to sync back purchased content from the AppleTV.
     
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    ob81

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    Yes, you are correct, I do have stream only for my ATV. I will change that when I get home. Thanks.

    I guess Apple wants me to buy the 160gb
    :(
     
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    FreeState

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    I recommend just syncing some of your images - then everything else in your library shows up under the "Your Xxxx" like it is stored on the device - even though its streamed - no reloading synced libraries etc - its one of my favorite things about Take2. I have the 40gb and would stick with the 40gb even though I have over a Terabyte of iTunes multi media now:)
     

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