Homesharing - Photos

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by hobro, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. hobro macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    Hi there!

    Setup: MacMini (2014), OSX Yosemite, iTunes 12 (latest update) as media server, 3 ATV's
    Homesharing is set up and sharing of Music, Movies, TV Shows & Home Videos works perfectly fine. For "Screen Saver" i can also chose my media library (though loading takes quite some time).

    Problem: Sharing of "Photos" does not work properly. Once the ATV's went to sleep and wake up again, "Photos" does not appear any longer in the media library. Then I have to access the MacMini remotely (that machine runs unattended, without screen, keyboard, mouse). In "HomeSharing" I have to un-tick the box "Share Photos" and apply that, close that window, wait a while, then tick the box "Share Photos" again and apply and close the window. After that procedure the "Photos appear again in the library list.

    That is very annoying :( - any solutions for that problem?
  2. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Do you use the iCloud shared streams feature? I do and always find my pics there
  3. hobro thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    No - I don't use the iCloud feature - we live a bit rural in New Zealand and the internet access is good but data is expansive :(
    I have about 25,000 pictures in 100s of subfolders and just showing some folders (approx. 10) at a time with approx. 1,000 pictures (usually the most recent).
    I imported all photos in iPhoto (though I do not really like that application because it generates one massive database) and that seems to work (choosing just some "events" to show). Positive side effect: Loading on the ATV seems to be faster :)

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