How do you delete a source on Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JimmyJoeJohnson, May 26, 2007.

  1. JimmyJoeJohnson macrumors newbie

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    I had incorrectly setup my :apple: TV a few times while trying to add photos from different computers ( I know ) but now I have the photos all added and don't want to reset the device if I can help it but now I have a source that no longer works on my :apple: TV
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Have you tried removing the Apple TV as a source in iTunes?
     
  3. neven macrumors 6502a

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    That was going to be my answer as well. On the computer whose library you don't want to see, remove AppleTV from that computer in iTunes (Preferences / AppleTV).

    However, if someone comes over with their laptop and I link them with AppleTV, they'll stay on the AppleTV list and I don't know how to remove them. I just tested this - I linked an old PC laptop with my AppleTV, and it's showing up under sources even though I'll never really use it. If the PC laptop died or if I gave it away, I don't think I could remove it from the AppleTV Sources list (without a factory restore).
     
  4. JimmyJoeJohnson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's a bug Apple needs to fix I guess.
    Thanks anyway,
     
  5. imlucid macrumors 6502

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    If you select the grayed out source from the sources menu you will get a dialog saying the library is unavailable. You can then select the "Disconnect from iTunes" option and it will go away from the sources menu.

    Kevin
     
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I swear I just tried this last night, I don't remember seeing the option to disconnect :confused: It's great if it's there! It was late and I did have a few beverages of the frothy persuasion :eek:

    UPDATE:
    The option wasn't there for me? Mine simply says the library is not availabe, make sure its powered on and presents me with an OK button. You sure about your statement imlucid, or did you just read that somewhere?
     
  7. hersheytx macrumors newbie

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    What happens if you want to get rid of the source that was the main computer library. I have a PC laptop that I was using but now am transferring all my music to my MacPro. The Mac was finally hooked up as a secondary option on my AppleTV. But now I want it to be the main and only one.
    Do I have to start over? Delete the laptop like the poster before stated and then redo the setup?

    Right now I do not have the AppleTV icon on my Mac Itunes. THough it streams my music from it just fine.

    THanks for the help

    As an update. My MacPro did not hook up to my AppleTV because my AT&T wireless modem was 5 years old and could not hookup with the Airport Express in the new MacPro.
    After I got another wireless modem it locked in immediately.
     
  8. Bressler macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering how to do this. Thanks Kevin, it worked perfectly.
     
  9. imlucid macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I'm sure.

    Kevin
     

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