Buffering Issues

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by linds15, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. linds15 macrumors 6502a

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    hoping someone has come across this and found a solution
    whenever i add a couple new movies to itunes, my ATV3s buffer forever and never load anything from my itunes

    netflix works fine, but any tv show or movie i try to stream from the computers section will simply not load. i have restarted the ATV, and turned homesharing off from the atv and itunes. i have also restarted itunes...any ideas?
     
  2. institute macrumors regular

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    Set up DHCP reservations on your router for the ATV and the Home Sharing computer. Once you do that, reboot the router, the ATV, and computer. I also recommend upgrading to latest ATV firmware and iTunes version, if you haven't already. I find later versions more stable than the earlier ones.
     
  3. linds15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    everything is all up to date. how would DHCP reservations help?
     
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    In my own experience, when I had such infinite buffering, it was the movie file that was faulty. HB converts always play correctly. Some mkv repacks (mp4tools) and files where I used Subler to mess with audio tracks, exhibited such problem.
    Have you tried to optimize your mp4 files for web playback (aka QT Fast Start), to begin with?
     

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