Slow Syncing, New Files Not Streaming

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by uva25, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. uva25 macrumors regular

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    My Apple TV seems to have been syncing for hours. In the meantime, i've added some tv shows to my itunes. When I try to play them on the ATV, they don't show up. Is this because they won't show up until the sync is over?

    Regarding the sync, I keep taking more and more away from what I want to sync but I don't see the available space changing? It would change during the sync in the past but now it appears to be frozen? Is anyone else seeing this?
     
  2. zathras macrumors member

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    I don't know why your syncing is taking a long time but I do know if you want shows to appear immediately after adding them you have to click the sync button first...
     
  3. uva25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll assume the lack of sync speed is partially due to running Handbrake at the same time. Are you saying even to STREAM i have to hit sync as well? Thanks. This is what appears to be happening but I'm not sure why I would have to sync to allow a new song or show to stream.
     
  4. mizzman36 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue with not seeing newly added files via streaming. Here is what I added in a different post:

    I have my iMac set to sync to my Apple TV running version 2.0.

    I only 'sync' the photos from the iMac to the ATV.

    'My TV Shows' lists all the TV Shows I have on the iMac, so obviously they are being 'streamed' to the ATV, which is cool. I assume what happens when the ATV boots is it reads the iTunes XML for the machine it is 'synced' to, and populates the appropriate listings.

    Here are the problems I have experienced around this though:

    1) If I add a new TV show, or episode, to the iMac, it does NOT appear in ATV without performing a sync at iTunes on the iMac. I have waited up to 30 minutes to see if it would auto sync, and it never happened. I assume this has happened as ATV has read the iTunes xml once, and doesn't read it again unless a sync is forced from the 'synced' iTunes.

    2) After watching new episode on the ATV, the blue dot disappears next to the episode, but when I move up the menu structure to the list of shows, the show still shows as having a new episode, even though I just watched it. Again, a resync is required at the iMac to sort it out.

    3) Related to point 2, when I watch a show on the ATV, the iMac still displays the show as unwatched, even though it has been. Obviously a sync from iTunes fixes it.

    Shouldn't the iMac and ATV periodically sync with one another, or do I have to perform random manual syncs throughout the day? Seems a bit silly.
     
  5. uva25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it sounds like my new stuff not showing up is a product of the sync never finishing?
     
  6. mizzman36 macrumors newbie

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    My experience so far is 'To STREAM I have to hit sync as well'.

    Which I think in this scenario is utter crap. iTunes must be able to listen to change events occuring and trigger a 'sync' with the Apple TV ......
     

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