<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>after ripping about five CDs to my Mac I transferred them to my Apple TV in the other room so that I could play the music locally.<p><hr></blockquote><p>What is the the first two sets of numbers for your IP address on the AppleTV and the MBP? For example, 10.0.x.x.<br><br>I'm trying to determine if you're using the local connection to transfer or going out to the Internet and back.<br><br>Along with the other good suggestions here, next time it seems slow to connect to websites try different DNS servers first, enter 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 in Network preferences, hit Apply. You didn't give the specifics but I figure you're on 10.5 something, so enter the number as 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220, comma space between. If 10.4 hit a Return between them.<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game