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Old Apr 19, 2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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is there a tweak to keep airplay to apple tv even closing airplay screen

Hi everybody,i was watching news channels airplayed from my iphone to apple tv 3 and whenever i exit out of the app (Filmon), the airplay stops of course....so i was wondering if there is any method or tweak/trick to send video airplay signal to apple tv without having the app open or when the app is airplaying in the background without having it with that screen that says "video is playing in apple tv"

could somebody advise me on how this could be possible if it exist.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure some apps have this capability. As for a tweak I can't be much help, but I'll look around and let you know if I find anything.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 07:54 PM   #3
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talk to the app developers, they can enable this from their end (if they want to)
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 09:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for you replies, actually, I never saw before an app that can AirPlay while being in the background. I believe that the only one we have is the music app that AirPlay music even in background.
I know that apple tv airplay mechanism works by receiving a signal in a form of URL or the like, so why not this can get locked into air-playing even closing the app.
I'm not sure how that really works, I just having the big image.
Please let me know what u think because I think it's an interesting feature to have and it make everybody iPhone and ipad useful while air playing in background, and maybe less battery consumption!
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Old Dec 7, 2013, 08:34 AM   #5
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About apirplay shutting off while trying to use another app like safari

Im stilltrying to find how to make airplay keep streaming on my default video players ? Is there a tweak i can get or a specific app that allows me to keep running the video?
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Old Dec 7, 2013, 11:45 AM   #6
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Im stilltrying to find how to make airplay keep streaming on my default video players ? Is there a tweak i can get or a specific app that allows me to keep running the video?
On a computer? Where's the problem?
On an iOS device - no way that I know of.
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Old Dec 7, 2013, 12:33 PM   #7
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Im stilltrying to find how to make airplay keep streaming on my default video players ? Is there a tweak i can get or a specific app that allows me to keep running the video?
Only the dev of the app can make that happen...
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Old Dec 7, 2013, 01:23 PM   #8
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nhl gamecenter and nfl gamepass have it, but then nba gametime doesnt. i know there was a jailbreak tweak, i beleive background manager that was supposed to enable this, can't speak to its current status or whether it works as advertised
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Old Dec 7, 2013, 01:34 PM   #9
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Im stilltrying to find how to make airplay keep streaming on my default video players ? Is there a tweak i can get or a specific app that allows me to keep running the video?
It's entirely up to the the developer of the app whether or not airplay works in the background. Some apps allow it, some don't. Companies like Google who want to thrust ads in your face all the time usually don't allow it. All of Apple's apps and many other third party apps are more consumer friendly and do allow it.
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Old Dec 7, 2013, 04:18 PM   #10
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try double-tapping home button to switch to another app instead of going to the home screen.
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Old Dec 8, 2013, 05:39 AM   #11
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It's entirely up to the the developer of the app whether or not airplay works in the background.
Think it is a bit more complicated than that. To be able to play in then background, the app must support AirVideo. AirVideo however, requires hardware decoding and hardware decoding only supports H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG I believe (those are natively supported by Apples own QuickTime).

In all other cases, software based decoding is required and the only way to to show those videos on your ATV is through AirMirroring, which requires the screen to be turned on.

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Old Dec 9, 2013, 02:53 AM   #12
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Think it is a bit more complicated than that. To be able to play in then background, the app must support AirVideo. AirVideo however, requires hardware decoding and hardware decoding only supports H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG I believe (those are natively supported by Apples own QuickTime).

In all other cases, software based decoding is required and the only way to to show those videos on your ATV is through AirMirroring, which requires the screen to be turned on.
So yeah, like I said it's entirely up to the developer. I get what you mean though.
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