Clarification on AirPlay please

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by lowonthe456, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2007
    Gey all,

    So I finally updated. I'm on a 2011 MBA.

    I guess I didn't fully understand Airplay...I thought that, like iOS, when playing a youtube vid, I could stream it to my ATV. But it seems that you have to mirrir your entire screen and then go full this correct?

    ALso, when doing that, when I stop the resolution doesnt seem to come back correctly to the mac this just me?

    :apple: :)
  2. macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2012

    Well, first of all: yes, what Airplay does is duplicate your Mac's screen, so whatever is in your Mac's screen will be shown in the ATV. It is a little bit different from the iDevices, where when playing a video the whole screen goes into it.

    Now, about that "resolution" problem, what do you mean by "It doesn't seem to come back correctly"? How does it shows after you use Airplay?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2007
    Thank you for clarifying...I must learn to pay attention better these day

    As for my issue, When I was playing a youtube video and then quit safari, my mac screen had black bars on it (top and bottom) after safari quit.

    I had to open Display Preferences and change the resolution to "best for this LCD" and it fixed itself. I hope I wouldn't have to do this every time...was'nt sure if others were having the same issue

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