Resume Feature on Apple TV?

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  1. dnelms, Jul 25, 2011
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    dnelms macrumors regular

    dnelms

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    Still looking for answers before I purchase the Apple TV. Can you reliably expect to stop a movie at any point and come back to that movie at any time and pick up where you left off? There are so many times I need to stop what I'm watching and resume it later, so this is a big issue for my decision. I should mention this would be for movies in m4v or mp4 format that I have encoded my dvd's.
     
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Yes, the Apple TV will prompt you to choose to start from the beginning or resume from where you left off.

    A.
     
  3. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    I know streaming content does.

    I haven't tried it for bought DVDs on my PC via Home Sharing.
     
  4. nwcs macrumors 65816

    nwcs

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    Anything playable in Apple TV will offer you the option to resume or start over. And I noticed that the marker is actually not exact but like 1-5 seconds before you hit pause. I personally like that, too.
     
  5. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

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    It also works with more then 1 ATV. I can start in the bedroom stop it and move to the living room and pick up where I left off.
     
  6. kirsch92 macrumors member

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    I don't believe it's the ATV that manages that resume point, but iTunes instead. If you watch the movie for a while on your computer than move to the ATV, the resume point moves too.
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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    Yeah, really handy feature.

    The fast forward when streaming content sucks on the Apple TV (well does on Take 2), so I usually have to open iTunes, skip to where I want, sync and then resume on the Apple TV.
     

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