Sync from Apple TV back to iMac

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Green Lantern, May 13, 2008.

  1. Green Lantern macrumors member

    Green Lantern

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    Is there a way to sync rented or purchased movies from my Apple TV back to my iMac? Where I could then transfer to my iPhone? Just got the Apple TV tonight and still a newb. Thanks for the Help.
     
  2. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    Purchases made on the :apple:TV will automatically sync to your iTunes library. Rentals will not.

    Regards,
    Michael
     
  3. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    Your rental movie can only be in one location, either ATV or iTunes on your iMac. To move it, you go to iTunes, select your ATV, tab "Movies". You have the possibility to move your movies back and forth on that tab.
     
  4. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    If the movie was rented on :apple:TV it is not possible to move it to your computer. Moving a rental is one way: from computer > :apple:TV.

    I've got a rental sitting on my :apple:TV right now, that was rented from the device and there is no way to move it to my Mac.

    Regards,
    Michael
     
  5. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure about that, I usually rent through iTunes and then move it to ATV.
     
  6. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    I'm the opposite. I generally only rent on the :apple:TV. I only rent through iTunes if I'm going on a trip and want a couple movies to watch while I'm away.

    Regards,
    Michael
     
  7. Green Lantern thread starter macrumors member

    Green Lantern

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    Does that strike you as odd. If you can rent from iTunes then send to ATV or to iPod or iPhone, wouldn't it make sense that you could do it the other way around too? You know complete the circle. Anyway thanks for the help. By the way, how long does it take you guys to start watching a HD movie rental after you push the rent button. (Download to able to watch time)?
     
  8. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't really strike me as odd. I made the assumption that Apple did it this way so Hi Def movies wouldn't be synced back to the local Mac. And now that I think about it, if a rental is moved (not synced, moved) from the Mac to :apple:TV it is a one-way trip. You can't move it back. At least that is what I remember reading somewhere.

    When I rent a Hi Def movie :apple:TV will tell me it is ready to watch anywhere between 30 minutes to and hour after I start downloading. But I never rent movies to watch them immediately so this doesn't bother me. I always rent with the plan to watch later.

    Regards,
    Michael
     

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