Movies Stutter on Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by nickhj, May 6, 2008.

  1. nickhj macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2008

    Got a 160Gb ATV, syncing to imac 24" with 200 movies on external 1Tb drive. ATV hard plumbed to Time capsule for network. Imac wireless N to the Time capsule. When watching streamed movie, after 10 mins or so, it starts to stutter and pause, a few more minutes it just locks up. Seems to do this with 1Gb or 3Gb films. Noticed it happens when Time machine is running on iMac, but also seems to happen when Atv and iTunes are syncing and seemingly when nothing else is happening on network. Anyone noticed this, cos it sucks for watching movies ?

  2. eddyg macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2003
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Try a reset of your ATV, either pull the power, or Menu and down arrow for 3 seconds.

    Other than that, the way you encode the movie makes a difference, as does the bandwidth on the network, which may be adversely affected by interference (I get interference from another wireless network at home, even though it is on a different channel, yes 3 channels away).

    Cheers, Ed.
  3. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2008
    My ATV is totally unusable when its syncing with iTunes. And both my iMac and my ATV are hardwired to my router.

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