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AirPlay http://mac.101.freemac.org/airplay/ Sat, 19 May 2012 08:59:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2012/05/19/airplay/ Enabling AirPlay from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
You can AirPlay videos, music or photos from a variety of different locations on your iOS device, including from within the Photos, Videos, Safari and Music apps, or directly from recently used apps.

To AirPlay video or photo content to your Apple TV:

  1. Connect your iOS device and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open either the Videos, Safari or Photos app on your device.
  3. Locate and tap the AirPlay icon (if attempting to AirPlay video content from Safari or Videos, begin playback first).
  4. Select your Apple TV from the list of available devices that appears and begin playback.

To AirPlay audio content to your Apple TV or AirPlay speakers or receivers, including AirPort Express:

  1. Connect your iOS device and Apple TV, AirPlay speakers, receiver or AirPort Express to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open the Music or Safari app on your device.
  3. Locate and tap the AirPlay icon.
  4. Select your Apple TV, AirPort Express, or AirPlay-enabled speakers or receivers from the list of available devices that appears, and begin playback.

Note: The images of a TV screen or speaker next to each AirPlay device in the AirPlay menu indicate the type of media content you can stream to that device.

Enabling AirPlay from iTunes on your computer
To stream music or videos from your computer to an Apple TV or AirPort Express:

  1. Connect your computer and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open iTunes (10.2 or later).
  3. Locate and click the icon in the bottom-right corner of the iTunes application.
  4. Select your Apple TV, AirPort Express, or AirPlay-enabled speakers or receivers from the list of available devices that appears, and begin playback.

Note: The images of a TV screen or speaker next to each AirPlay device in the AirPlay menu indicate the type of media content you can stream to that device.

AirPlay requirements and capabilities
To get full AirPlay features, make sure your AirPlay-enabled devices are running the latest software updates. The table below identifies minimum AirPlay requirements and capabilities:

* If using an iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1 and later is recommended when streaming audio to an AirPlay audio device.
** Apple TV requires an active Internet connection in order to stream protected content via AirPlay.
***Applies only to models that can update to AirPort firmware 7.4.2 or later. Learn more about how to update your AirPort Express firmware.

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Stream videos to AppleTV http://mac.101.freemac.org/stream-videos-to-appletv/ Fri, 18 May 2012 12:11:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2012/05/18/stream-videos-to-appletv/ First download the plugin : Media Center Plugin

After you download the plugin open up Safari preferences and go to extensions. Pull up the Media Center Plugin and you will see these options:

The options you click above are what will show up when you right click on a media file. Example: Use a youtube video.

As the video is playing, just right click and you will presented with the above options. You can download the video, open it in Quicktime or play it via AirPlay to AppleTV.

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Apple TV http://mac.101.freemac.org/apple-tv/ Sun, 08 Feb 2009 15:28:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2009/02/08/apple-tv/ Playing your iTunes library on your TV:

If you have an Apple TV, you can stream items (songs, movies, TV shows, and more) from your iTunes library to your TV.

You can also sync your Apple TV with your iTunes library so that your iTunes content is automatically loaded onto your Apple TV.

Syncing your Apple TV with iTunes:

  • If your Apple TV is synced with an iTunes library, it is already set up for streaming.
  • You can also stream items from an iTunes library that isn’t synced with your Apple TV.
  • You can stream from up to five iTunes libraries, plus the library the Apple TV is synced with.

To set up your Apple TV for streaming:

  • Make sure the computer you want to stream from is turned on, and iTunes is open.
  • Go to iTunes > Preferences, choose Apple TV, and make sure “Look for Apple TVs” is selected.
  • On your Apple TV, choose Settings > Computers > “Add Shared iTunes Library,” and then note the passcode displayed.
  • In iTunes, select the Apple TV with “Click to set up” next to it, and enter the passcode.
  • While content is being streamed, the computer must remain on (not in Sleep mode) and iTunes must remain open.
  • If you stream content while Apple TV is syncing, the sync pauses until streaming stops.

For more information, see the Apple TV user’s guide at the Apple TV Support website.


Removing an Apple TV from your iTunes library:

You can remove an Apple TV that has been added to your iTunes library.

To remove an Apple TV from your iTunes library:

  • Choose iTunes > Preferences, and then click Apple TV.
  • Select the Apple TV, and then click Remove Apple TV.

For more information, see the Apple TV user’s guide at the Apple TV Support website.

Viewing photos on your TV using an Apple TV:

If you have an Apple TV, you can view digital photos on your TV.
You can either sync photos from your computer to your Apple TV (for instructions, see Related Topics below), or you can stream them from a computer.

To stream photos to your TV:

  • Set up your Apple TV to stream content from the iTunes library on the computer with the photos you want to stream.
  • Playing your iTunes library on your TV
  • In iTunes, select the Apple TV icon (beow Devices), and then click the Photos tab.
  • If you don’t see the Apple TV icon or the Photos tab, make sure you’re using Apple TV software version 1.1 or later.
  • Choose the photos you want to stream, and then click Apply.

Playing home movies on your TV using an Apple TV:

If you have an Apple TV, you can watch many videos in your iTunes library on your TV.

Video in your iTunes library must be compatible with Apple TV.
If you drag a video file from the Finder to the iTunes window and the video doesn’t appear in iTunes, it isn’t compatible.
In some cases, you can save video files in a different format so that they work with iTunes.

Any video that plays on an iPod is compatible with Apple TV.

Here are ways to save a version of a video to work with iTunes and Apple TV:

  • Try selecting the movie in iTunes and then choosing Advanced > “Create Apple TV Video.”
  • In iMovie, you can save your movie as a QuickTime movie or export it directly to your iTunes library. Choose Share > iTunes, click Apple TV, and then click Publish. (For more information, see iMovie Help.)
  • If you have QuickTime Pro, open your movie in QuickTime Player and then choose File > Export > “Movie to Apple TV.” For more information, see QuickTime Player Help.

For more information, see the Apple TV user’s guide at the Apple TV Support website.

Preparing movies to work with Apple TV:

If you have an Apple TV, you can use it to watch movies from your computer on your TV.
You might need to convert some movies to work with Apple TV.

To convert a movie:

  • In iTunes, select the movie.
  • If the movie isn’t in your iTunes library yet, drag the movie file to the iTunes window.
  • Choose Advanced > “Create Apple TV Video.”

Converting a movie for Apple TV can take several minutes to several hours, depending on your computer and on the length and content of the movie.

The original movie file remains in your iTunes library
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If your Apple TV doesn’t appear in iTunes:

If your Apple TV doesn’t appear in the iTunes window (below Devices), note the following:

  • Make sure your Apple TV is turned on and connected to your network. To check your network settings on your Apple TV, choose Settings > General > Network.
  • Choose iTunes > Preferences, click Apple TV, and make sure “Look for Apple TVs” is selected.
  • If the Firewall service is turned on (in the Sharing pane of System Preferences), make sure “iTunes Music Sharing” is selected.

For more information, see the Apple TV user’s guide at the Apple TV Support website.

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Syncing http://mac.101.freemac.org/syncing/ Sun, 08 Feb 2009 15:06:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2009/02/08/syncing/ Syncing your Apple TV with iTunes:

You can set up iTunes to automatically sync your Apple TV with your iTunes library. That way, you can play your iTunes library on your TV without having to turn on the computer and open iTunes.

To sync your Apple TV:

Make sure the computer you want to stream from is on, and iTunes is open.

  • Go to iTunes > Preferences, choose Apple TV, and make sure “Look for Apple TVs” is selected.
  • On your Apple TV, choose Settings > Computers > “Connect to iTunes,” and then note the passcode displayed.
  • In iTunes, select the Apple TV (below Devices) and enter the passcode.

Click the Summary tab and select one of the following:

Automatic Sync:

  • iTunes automatically adds items to your Apple TV whenever you add them to your iTunes library.

Custom Sync:

  • You choose the items to sync. After you select this option, click the other tabs to specify your syncing preferences. With this option, you can prevent unsynced items from appearing on your Apple TV (when iTunes is open). To display all items, deselect the checkbox.

NOTE: If you don’t see these options, make sure you have the latest Apple TV software installed.

  • To transfer a rented movie from your computer to your Apple TV, click the Videos tab, select the movie you want to transfer, and then click Move.

IMPORTANT: You must be connected to the Internet to transfer a rented movie.

  • To sync photos, click the Photos tab.

During a sync, items are added to your Apple TV as space allows, in this order: movies, TV shows, music, podcasts. If you also want to sync photos, they are added last, unless you select “Sync photos before other media” in the Photos pane.

Syncing starts automatically whenever you click Apply, Sync, or choose File > Sync.To turn off syncing, on your Apple TV choose Settings > Computers > “Select iTunes Library” > Disconnect > Continue.

You can also use Apple TV to play unsynced items from your library, whether syncing is turned on or off.

For instructions, see the Related Topics below. For more information, see the Apple TV user’s guide at the Apple TV Support website.

NOTE: If you play videos on Apple TV while a sync is in progress, the sync pauses until playback stops.

Syncing media with iPhone:

You can sync music, audiobooks, podcasts, and videos from your iTunes library, as well as photos, with your iPhone. You can sync your iPhone with only one computer and iTunes library at a time.

If you have more media than can fit on your iPhone, iTunes offers to create a special playlist to sync with your iPhone.
iTunes fills the playlist with selections from your library; you can change the contents of the playlist and sync again.

To sync media with your iPhone:

  • Connect your iPhone to your computer (make sure the iPhone has been activated).
  • When the iPhone appears in the iTunes window, select it.
  • Click the tabs (Music, Photos, and so on) and select the items you want to sync.
  • To sync only certain items, click Summary, select “Sync only checked songs and video” checkbox, and then click the other tabs and select the items you want to sync.
  • Click Apply.

You can sync your iPhone and your computer any time by choosing File > Sync iPhone.

If you don’t want your iPhone and your computer to sync when you connect your iPhone to your computer, deselect “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected” in the Summary pane.

If you have problems syncing, try syncing only certain information. For example, deselect the Sync checkboxes on the Info, Photos, Podcasts, and Video panes, and try syncing only Music.

For more information, see the iPhone user’s guide or the Apple support website.

Syncing contacts, calendars, bookmarks, and email account settings with iPhone:

You can sync your iPhone and your computer so that both have your latest contact, calendar, Internet bookmarks, and email account information.
For example, if you add contacts on your iPhone, you can sync to add those contacts to Address Book on your computer.

You can sync iPhone with only one iTunes library at a time.
When you sync, iTunes determines which device (iPhone or the computer) contains the most recent information, and lets you to choose the information you want to sync.

To sync information with iPhone:

  • Connect your iPhone to your computer.
  • When your iPhone appears in the iTunes window, select it.
  • Click the Info tab and then select the items you want to sync.
  • Click Apply.

If you don’t want your iPhone and your computer to sync when you connect your iPhone to your computer, deselect “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected” in the Summary pane.

You can sync your iPhone and your computer any time by choosing File > Sync iPhone or clicking the Sync button in the lower right of the iTunes window.

You can also sync information with your iPhone using MobileMe or Microsoft Exchange.
Any items you choose to sync with these applications will not be synced with iTunes.
See the documentation for MobileMe and Microsoft Exchange for further details.

If you have problems syncing, try syncing only certain information.
For example, deselect the Sync checkboxes on the Music, Photos, Podcasts, and Video panes, and try syncing only Info.

For more information, see the iPhone user’s guide or the Apple support website.

Preventing iPhone from syncing automatically:

By default, contacts, calendars, and other information is automatically synced when you connect your iPhone to your computer.
You can prevent a specific iPhone from syncing automatically by connecting the iPhone, selecting it in iTunes, and deselecting “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected” in the Summary pane.

You can also prevent automatic syncing of all iPhones.

To prevent automatic syncing for all iPhones:

  • In iTunes, choose iTunes > Preferences.
  • Click iPhone.
  • Deselect “Disable automatic syncing for all iPhones.”

If this checkbox is selected, the iPhone won’t sync automatically, even if “Automatically sync” is selected in the Summary pane.
To sync your iPhone and your computer, connect the iPhone and choose File > Sync iPhone.
You can sync iPhone with only one iTunes library at a time.

For more information, see the iPhone user’s guide or the Apple support website.

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