Homesharing to iPhone/iPad -> Airplay to ATV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by BladesOfSteel, May 24, 2011.

  1. BladesOfSteel macrumors regular

    BladesOfSteel

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    Stick with me on this . . .

    I have pretty much all my DVDs (TV shows and movies) converted and stored on an external hard drive - which is connected to my iBook G4 (oldie, but goodie).

    Anyway, I was using my iPad yesterday to homeshare an episode of LOST. I then moved to the bedroom where I have an ATV2, I thought I could just airplay it straight to the device, but it would only let me do sound.

    Of course, I just pulled up the episode on the ATV2 itself, thinking that it would ask me if I wanted to continue where I left off. No dice. It started playing from the beginning.

    I'm thinking it has to be some limitation of some sort - having to homeshare then airplay. When I view a video that is stored on the iPad it airplays no problem. But I thought I'd take a flyer and see if anyone here has got it to work.
     
  2. JonHimself macrumors 68000

    JonHimself

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    I've noticed this as well. I figure the reasoning is that if you're using home sharing on your ipad, you can use home sharing on the atv 2 to watch the same files.... BUT you're right about the 'resume playback' not working. I've noticed as well that if I watch a video using home sharing on my ipad, it will still show as 'unwatched' on my computer. I wonder if that is just somethat that needs to be tweaked/was over looked or if it was an intentional decision.
     
  3. BladesOfSteel thread starter macrumors regular

    BladesOfSteel

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    Thanks. For the response.
     

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