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So the new ATV is stream only - have Apple sorted the Mac sleeping issue?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Fantasy Guy, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    I don't like streaming to my ATV because, half way through a film, my Macbook Pro goes to sleep and the ATV suddenly stops.

    So I have to go into System Prefs and switch off the sleep timer.

    Then a couple of days later I get back from work to find my MBP has been on all day. So I have to reset the sleep timer again.

    Then a few days later I watch a film on my ATV... well, you get the idea!

    So have Apple sorted it so the Mac knows it's streaming to the ATV and temporarily disables the sleep function?
  2. macrumors 6502


    dup post...
  3. macrumors 6502


    This sounds like a User issue, not an Apple issue. :)

    I set all my machines to never sleep, and I manual sleep them when they are not in use.
  4. macrumors member

    What's a 'dup' post?
  5. macrumors 6502


    In error I replied twice - 'duplicate post'.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Why don't you check the "Wake for network access" option in the energy savings settings...
  7. macrumors member

    Oooooh! Does that stop it sleeping? Excellent, thanks.

    mullman: is typing "licate" really that hard?!
  8. macrumors 6502a

    I have my MacPro set to never sleep automatically. I tried using the Wake For Network Access feature, but it resulted in my MacPro being wakened all the time. However, I just did some research and found that you're supposed to have a more modern base station than I have, so that might be my problem.
  9. macrumors 6502

    If you use a Time Capsule or AEBS you can set waking by wireless access. It works pretty well. I personally found it would not work if you use AE in your setup.

    So yes, the fixed it...buy you have to use apple products for your router.
  10. macrumors member

    Out of interest, why not?
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Over the years, I've done a bunch of different things where the computer was left running, but no user input was required. Unfortunately, computers aren't always smart enough to recognize that something is going on and they should stay awake. It's really frustrating to find that your computer went to sleep while it was crunching away on a task.

    Now, it's quite possible that OS X is a lot smarter now. However, I got in the habit of working this way and it works for me. This way, I never have any concern that my computer might sleep when I don't want it to.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    I've got an AEBS, but it's pretty old (2004, maybe?). I think I read you have to have one from 2007 or later to get this to work.
  13. macrumors member

    I'm glad you've said all that - and I'm sure you're not alone.

    This shows that Apple can do all they fancy to make their products more environmentally friendly, but it's the OS that really needs looking at.

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