Watching pictures with appletv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by BeachChair, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Dear AppleTV2 owners

    What is your experience streaming photos from your iphoto library?
    I currently use connect360 and an xbox360 to watch my pictures on the TV and the loading time for every picture is bugging me.
    Also, does it bug you that the pictures are only displayed at 720p?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    The Apple TV sucks for streaming photos from either iPhoto, Aperture or a folder.

    Why the hell can't it just mirror your folder structure. It just puts everything in a long list not even alphabetical order.


    Speed wise it's quick photos load quickly.
  3. macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2008
    Works great! Fairly speedy and I believe it will cache photos permanently at least if used for the screensaver as it seems to have done that with mine (note: I only selected a portion of my photos to use with the screensaver.)

    IT's about expectations too I guess.

    I mean if you expect the moon and then some you are bound to be disappointed.

    I found you can stream whatever you want from iPHoto, put music to it, and select from a handful of slideshows formats if you want to.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2010
    Will it show videos which are in either albums or events as well?
  5. macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2009
    It's been working very well for me. I have a 14K+ photo iphoto library, and breaking it out by albums it does very well.

    Slideshows are good, though that Origami theme slideshow looked better in Jobs demo than it does on my TV. Could have been the photos too, but each his own.

    It's speedy, but you have to give it a bit of leeway for larger albums and your own LAN speeds. YMMV.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2008
    It's the same way every other iOS device handles photos. I organize my photos within Win7 by the date taken. But iTunes just dumps them all into one folder on the devices starting with the oldest. God forbid I want to look at a photo of my two year old from last week. (scroll, scroll, scroll....)

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