Confirmed Working Apps w/ AirVideoEnabler Hack for Airplay

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dhy8386, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. dhy8386, Nov 27, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010

    macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2008
    First, all credit goes to Zone-MR for his AirVideoEnabler hack which enables AirPlay in 3rd party apps. It can be found on his repo at

    I am just aggregating all known working apps (and non working apps) with this hack. Note, user Evegnyy noticed that where there is a bespoke menu (I.e. 30 second rewind button) the videos do not work with airvideo. All videos that have default player controls work. Also videos that show QuickTime logo before playing work fine. YMMV.

    Please specify if what device you are testing on. Those listed below have been tested on the iPad and iPhone 4.

    Confirmed Working Apps / Sites
    Zumocast App
    IMDB App trailers
    Flixter App trailers
    Yahoo Entertainment App
    Goodreader App
    ESPN Scorecenter App (Highlight videos)
    NHL Gamecenter App
    MLB App (Highlights) (via Safari) (via Safari) (via Safari)

    Reported Non-Working Apps / Sites
    BBC iPlayer through Safari
    Plex - "An error occurred" message on Apple TV
    Klexi - "An error occurred" message on Apple TV
    Air Video - Spinner on Apple TV, times out back to menu after a bit [SEE POSTS BELOW FOR MORE DETAIL]
    Hulu Plus - Custom video player
    ABC Player - Custom video player
    SkyFire (tested on the Daily Show website) - "An error occurred" message
    Streamtome - Only audio, appears to use Custom video player
  2. macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2009
    Bristol, UK
  3. macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    In other words extremely limited at this time? I'm sure the Dev or others will improve the airplay capabilities with a few more weeks of experience.
  4. macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2010
    Cameral Roll Videos?

    I'm guessing I'm doing something wrong since no one else has posted, but I cannot get videos from my camera roll to play. Yes, I'm jailbroken, yes on 4.2.1. I've tried both Allplay and Airvideoenabler . I've removed them both and started over, reprung, hard boot, everything. They work with all the known good apps, but there is no airplay icon when playing videos I shot, and when I try the double click home, swipe over and choose airplay from there, it acts just like it did before.. turns blue for a sec like it wants to and then plays on the phone..
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2010
    Same issue for me. Any fix for camera roll vids over airplay?
  6. macrumors 601


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    Skyfire seems to work fine for me. Tho it does sometimes stops.
  7. macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I've heard Netflix doesn't work but I can't confirm it. It doesn't use the default quicktime player.
  8. fabian9, Nov 28, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010

    macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5) and both work through safari!!! :)

    EDIT: oops, sorry that should have been not tvvatchup :)
  9. macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2010
    Considering that this thread is in the iPhone section, i assume that you are collecting informations about Airvideoenabler working or not on iPhone? not iPad?

    Because in my case, Airvideoenabler is working with the Airvideo app like a charm (1080p streaming) from my iPhone 3GS but very poorly working from my iPad (only works by downgrading streaming bitrates in Airvideo app options).

    Anyone inthis case?
  10. macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    Sorry, can't help you there, haven't got an iPad :)

    What does the Airvideo app do, same thing as the VLC app?
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2010
    Someone sent me a standalone app to play movies located in the camera roll. I am going to see if that person is planning on releasing it to Cydia or not. It works great on the iPad, though at the moment, only shows videos in the Saved Album, not all the events as well.
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2008
    I Should clarify because i have assumed people are listing iphone apps/sites that work and then i am testing on my iPad to confirm. I will make that clear.
  13. macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2010
    This would be great. I've been unjailbroken, but this would be enough for me to go back. Keep us updated.
  14. Arnoo, Nov 29, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 13, 2010

    macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2010
    Let me explain:
    On the airvideo iPad App you can chose the bitrates at which your computer is streaming your movie to your iPad.


    Well if i choose something higher than 512Kbit/sec (which is terrible quality...) and i try to Airplay a movie from my iPad to my ATV the loading wheel will spin for 5-10 sec and than the ATV will go back to default menu.
    But if I choose a small bitrates (like 384Kbit/sec) the movie will be streamed to the ATV but quality is unwatchable.

    On the opposite on my iPhone 3GS, i let the params of Airvideo by default and it streams very well and quality is quite good (not breathtaking, but watchable)

    Any idea??
    I which Zone_mr which is the great dev behind Airvideoenabler could have a look on that thread...
  15. macrumors 68020

    May 1, 2009
    Confirmed as working:

    Zumocast works on the iPad (didn't watch the whole movie but it sent it no problem with DD). in Safari on iPad.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2010
    Air home video is out on Cydia. Will let you play camera roll vids on apple tv
  17. glitch82, Dec 13, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 13, 2010

    macrumors member


    Oct 28, 2010
    Bradenton, FL
    I can confirm that this is true, although I've additionally been able to play high bitrate video, with intermittent success, by attempting to pause playback after switching the output device to my ATV. I also found that there's a bug that causes the video to start near the end. Often I can force playback to start from the beginning by rewinding the video using my ATV remote, although this doesn't work consistently (even for the same video) and I'll often find that playback quits. Once the stream is working, however, it's very stable. I believe the issue might be related to how certain app developers are handling the stream buffer, and I'm tempted to try coding a quick and dirty video playback app myself just to explore different parameters to see if it's possible to create a fully functioning app that's compatible with the AirPlay hack.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2011
    I can confirm that eurosport player is working on iPhone 4 over AirPlay!
    Also sky news works within the Sky mobile tv app. However none of the sports channels seem to work! It should be, you would think as simple as a coding tweak in the app to get the sports channels to work the same way the news channel works? I have been looking and trying out different things, but with no success! I am no coder, so perhaps someone with a bit more coding knowledge will take a closer look at this and get it working for everybody out there.
  19. macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    Does AirVideo Enabler work in Photo app? I am on iPhone 3G, and trying to enable AirPlay. I downloaded AirVideo Enabler from Cydia, but I'm not seeing the AirPlay icon. Any suggestions?

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