Home Sharing HD movie slow after 5.2 update

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rshock, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. rshock macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    After the latest update to 5.2, my ATV3 is now painfully slow buffering movies from my 2012 Mac Mini. Prior to the update, I had no problem playing 1080P movies from my computer to my ATV3. They would start playing in seconds. Now they take hour(s).

    To test whether it was something with my encoded movies (which worked fine prior to the update), I purchased an HD movie from iTunes (Hotel Transylvania). This movie is now downloaded to my iTunes library, but I can also stream it from icloud since it is purchased content.

    When I try to play this movie over Home Sharing, it takes hour(s) to start playing. If I choose the same movie in iTunes, so that it is streaming from the cloud, it plays flawlessly. So it doesn't seem like a network bandwidth problem...

    My computer, which is in the same room as the ATV3 also is able to stream the movie fine, and again, was perfectly capable of home sharing HD content before the 5.2 update.

    I have restored the ATV3 once already and rebooted many times. Still no luck. Do I have to go the route of downgrading back to 5.1? Any other ideas?
  2. MFL2012 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Quit iTunes.Try turning off home sharing on your ATV and then turn it back on. Try your movie again.If that doesn't work try the unplug ATV,wait 30 seconds, plug back in method. It works for me every time there is a problem.
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Don't see how you could downgrade to 5.1 anyway.

    Try using wired Ethernet from the ATV3 to your router.
  4. rshock thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    I ended up closing iTunes, turning off Home Sharing, rebooting the ATV3 (via unplugging it for 30sec), restarting the router, restarting iTunes and turning Home Sharing back on. I don't know what particular action fixed the problem, but things are working now. Thanks for your help!
  5. MFL2012 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hopefully you'll be good until the next update. I do the unplugging thing after every update and while it's kind of a pain, it always does the trick. Good luck.

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