Home Sharing

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  1. gw0gvq macrumors 6502a

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    I have home sharing turned on on my mac but it is only sharing 1 film I have 45 on my mac but it only shares 1 as I say. Why is this, please? And how do I rectify this?
     
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    Are they all listed as Films in iTunes?
    If they are listed as Home Videos, then you need to go to the More menu in Computers app.
     
  3. gw0gvq thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They're all listed in my library. I can't see a More tab on my Mac or ATV4
     
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  5. gw0gvq thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All I have in computers app is 3 options

    Films Music Search
     
  6. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    Really strange. Can you push your movie playback from iTunes to appleTV??
     
  7. gw0gvq thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I'm not with you re 'push my playback from iTunes to my Apple TV??
     
  8. waw74 macrumors 68040

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    play in iTunes, and hit the airplay button to send to the appleTV

    what format are the movies in?
    i believe they have to be in an aTV comparable format to show up on the aTV, even though they're in iTunes.

    take a look at plex, it will convert the movies on the fly
    you must have a server running on your computer,
    and if the file is incompatible with aTV, the server will convert as you watch, so the server needs a bit of processing power.
     
  9. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    In my experience, iTunes does not ingest any movies it does not like. And it likes only one kind - H.264/AVC or lately also H.265/HEVC codec in MP4 container (file).
    I have not seen iTunes to take up movies in any other formats. So they won't be listed even.
    All vitals can be checked in the info window of the library item:
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  10. mpainesyd, Dec 1, 2018
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    In iTunes you can change the video type from Home Videos to Movies (or Films with some macOS). Locate the movies in Home Videos in iTunes, Control-click and select Video Info, select the Options tab and change the media kind to Movie (or Film). They should then appear in the Computers app of Apple TV. You can also change the genre from Video Info.
     
  11. gw0gvq thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have played them via Airplay and they work ok. They are noticed in the Movie folder in my Apple TV but not Home Sharing only music is in there. Oh apart from as I said before the 1 movie but 45 are still on iTunes
     
  12. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    Movies?
    Your local iTunes movies will only apprar there if they were purchased from iTunes.
    Music is different thanks to iCloud library sharing. That one does not apply to visual media.
    Computers is whare you need to be looking in.
    I believe I have mentioned it above.
     
  13. gw0gvq thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have and they aren't there that's why I said I can see them in movie folder but not Home Sharing meaning computer.
     
  14. Tech198, Dec 2, 2018
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    The "Media Kind" doesn't have to be 'Fiims'. They'll show up on AppleTV anyway, just in separate category.

    You can Airplay anything. They don't need to be in iTunes. But add the movies in iTunes, and play then from there locally.. If you can play there, and Home sharing is on they should appear on AppleTV as well

    You could also try signing out of Home sharing on both Apple TV, and Mac, the sign back in on both using same AppleID.
     
  15. nicho macrumors 68030

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    I would hazard a guess that they are 45 movies bought from iTunes, but only one of them is locally downloaded to your computer and therefore a part of your home sharing.
     
  16. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    Thats easy to find out. Movies not downloaded to local storage have the cloud icon:
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