Controlling ATV from iTunes play both audio AND video

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by benjyboul, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2010
    #1
    Hello, is there a way to control Apple TV from iTunes to play audio and video?

    I have my Apple TV connected to my television in the living room. I would like to be able to select music video play list from iTunes via my computer for a party.

    I can get the sound to come through the television, but I cannot get the music videos to play... i.e. the music is playing, but the videos do not appear on the screen. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    #2
    What kind of music video format?
    can you tell me the video codec and audio codec?
    Apple TV supports many video formats, including MPEG-4, H.264, and H.264 video content protected, there is no doubt, the easiest to play the content through iTuness downloaded content. To support the same number of sound formats, including 16 ~ 320Kbps of AAC files and MP3 files.:)


    Regards
    Hsia Wendy
     
  3. macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #3
    OP, what you're talking about is using your AppleTV as remote speakers for your computer, and that doesn't work with video.

    Make your video playlist, sync it to the AppleTV, and start it with the remote from the AppleTV's UI. Leave the computer out of the equation. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch the remote app is good for this as well.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Location:
    i(am in the)cloud
    #4
    ATV only works as remote speakers for music not video in any form.

    Best to use the ipod touch or iphone if you have one as a remote. You can access your content on the ATV via it and get it to play- audio, video and podcasts.

    That's probably your best alternative.
     

Share This Page