Help: AppleTV won't completely sync my Music library

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mtbdudex, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68000

    mtbdudex

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    #1
    I need some help from experts here.

    Issue:
    My 7 month old AppleTV won't completely sync my Music library.

    I have 26GB of music, and only 6GB sync. :confused:

    Everything is latest updates.

    I did a complete restore to factory settings on the AppleTV, and totally re-sync last night.
    Aperture3 photos all sync, the TV shows I select sync, but Music is not syncing correctly.

    Advice appreciated. I bought this to replace my Sony 400 disc CD changer....now it's not working....

    Visually see below.

    iTunes library, note 26GB of music:
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    AppleTV music after sync, note only 6GB of music:
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    AppleTV Music tab settings:
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    Wifes iPod Touch settings shows more options than AppleTV to choose from, wtf?
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  2. thread starter macrumors 68000

    mtbdudex

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    #2
    when I did a factory re-set it went back to OS 2.4, and did not install 3.0.2, which I just did....now I'll shut it down and see if re-sync happens correctly....ongoing saga....
     
  3. macrumors member

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    #3
    What format is the audio in, can you screenshot a get info pane from a file that is not sync'd? For example your most excellent ace of base album?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68000

    mtbdudex

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    It sync'd songs at various bit rate(128, 160, 256 vbr)/kind (aac, mpeg, purchased aac, etc)

    Here are some more screen shots:
    I did a complete factory restore, than updated 2.4 > 3.0.2 before connecting to iTunes (9.0.2)
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    I had everything turned off, then turned on only Sync Music entire music library. Then, it started syncing only 888 items....Then I looked at the iTunes library and saw few items had check next to name.
    I think iTunes is using that to tell it what to sync to, even though I have entire library selected!! A bug in AppleTV<>iTunes maybe?
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    I'm going to try and filter by just those checked items in the iTunes library, see if the = 888, if so that's it!
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68000

    mtbdudex

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    #5
    Holy smokes, I never knew this....iTunes help
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    So, the check box must be it, I'm turning them all on!
     
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    mtbdudex

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    #6
    As Charlie Brown said...."That's it!"
    I needed to have check box by the song in iTunes for it to sync to AppleTV.
    Not clear to me at all, bu anyway now I'm moving on.
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  7. macrumors regular

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    #7
    My AppleTV isn't connected right now, and I'm at work, so I can't verify.
    Isn't there a checkbox on the "Summary" tab to "Sync only checked songs" that you can select/deselect to behave the way you want?

    Or is that only for an iPod/iPhone?
     

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