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iPad/iPhone App -> Airplay to ATV (mkv,avi etc)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by DJTaurus, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. DJTaurus, Aug 15, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013

    macrumors 6502a


    Is there an app which can airplay all formats to ATV not only mp4/mov?

    For example AVplayer HD airplays only iOS formats.
  2. macrumors 68000


    I havent used it, so Im not sure if it has airplay support, but have you tried the "VLC" app?
  3. DJTaurus, Aug 15, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013

    macrumors 6502a


    I just tested. The vlc app airplays ( ONLY the sound from avi/mkv's. No image....it has to be mp4/mov/m4v!

    ps- you can airplay (with mirror on) but the quality is low compared to native airplay.
  4. macrumors newbie

    O Player HD plays just about everything, its not free though
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Native airplay?... even on mkv/avi's?... or you mean airplay with mirror option on?
  6. macrumors newbie

    it plays full screen on my HD TV, so not just standard mirroring.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Ok check if your mirror option is on.... turn it of and see if it continues airplaying mkv/avi etc files. Just airplay it to ATv with mirror off!
  8. macrumors 6502

    It is my understanding that airvideo (as i think it is called) requires hardware decoding and hardware decoding only works with iOS native video codecs. All other video codecs must be software decoded an hence must be used with air mirroring instead. It is possible that container formats such as MKV can be played with airvideo if they contain H.264 encoded material.

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