ATV as a kiosk display?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Maury, May 31, 2010.

  1. Maury macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2008
    Is there any easy way to lock the ATV into playing a series of videos and repeating them?

    If the new ATV does come out I'll likely buy it, and if possible, use mu existing one as a display in the office.

  2. brucem91 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2009
    I don't have a aTV, but is it possible to combine all the videos into one long one, and then have that video loop? And to lock it in place, you could put the remote in your pocket.
  3. munkees macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2005
    Pacific Northwest
    if you pair the :apple:TV to the remote, then no other remote will work but that one, I would also set up you iphone as a back up remote.

    I do not know if there is a loop option for movies on :apple:TV.

    I know in quicktime you can create kiosk type displays, using Keynotes and saving it to quicktime.
  4. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    You can use ATVFiles. I think there is an option to create a playlist.
  5. SurfMacJpMtb macrumors member


    Nov 19, 2008
    Set the "Media Kind" for the files as Music Video in iTunes under Get Info. Sync the files to the AppleTV. Once started Music Video files will repeat indefinitely. There may be another option in AppleTV Settings to ensure the files repeat.
  6. calsci macrumors 6502


    Nov 27, 2008
    I think the music video idea will work because you can put the video on repeat.
  7. Maury thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2008
    Perfect, thanks!

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