Loving AirPlay!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by BFW122083, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Atl
    #1
    Right now I'm streaming a HD flash ppv from my air to my 60". Sweetness.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    #2
    I can't wait for 5.1 to come out for my ATV to give this a try. Everything streaming good? video and audio?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Atl
    #3
    Sure is. It's like the last piece of the puzzle for AirPlay. It's been going for an hour with no problems at all. Hopefully that rumored 1080p apple tv comes out soon!
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    #4
    What's the quality look like? What kind of mac do you have?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Atl
    #5
    Quality looks and sounds great. I have a 2011 13" Air. Heres some pics, and yes im watching a wrestling ppv lol.
     

    Attached Files:

  6. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    #6
    I tried it last night with ATV 5.1b2 and the video streamed fine, however all audio was mucked. 2011 15" 2.2 Ghz i7.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Atl
    #7
    I wonder why? Mines been streaming fine.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    #8
    Any hope for it working on the 2010 MacBook Air (with Core 2 Duo CPU)?

    If not, I have to stick with either

    (A) Handbrake and iTunes, or

    (B) AirVideo server, and AirPlay Mirroring via iPhone :(
     
  9. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    #9
    hey i just installed the beta just now and i click the airplay button on my mac and it flahsed blue for a second and then back to black any suggestions
     
  10. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2011
    #10
    are there any noticable delays in video output or sound?
     
  11. macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    #11
    There is about 100ms of latency it seems. Just like AirPlay screen mirroring for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. The sound and video are perfectly synced on the TV, but the computer displays stuff slighting ahead of time. It probably isn't possible right now to make it zero latency.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Atl
    #12
    Did you install the AppleTV beta too? You have to have that for mirroring to work.
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

    JUiCEJamie

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    #13
    Looks AWESOME!
     
  14. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    #14


    I have a cuestione in the future when is for all public the new os x if you can airplay all in your screen to your hdtv how about if you have a VLC player with HD video with DTS audio or 5.1 do you think the all audio be ready to pass into apple tv to your home teather without a problems because rigth now apple tv play audio from iTunes but is AC3 audio and no problem with the home teather for 5.1 audio.. but with this new os x with the airplay no need more iTunes thank you...
     
  15. macrumors 6502

    tarasis

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
    Location:
    Here, there and everywhere
    #15
    Didn't realize it was enabled in this build. I've not seen any sign of it on my Mid 2009 13" MBP
     
  16. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    #16
    I'm running my ATV2 on the latest (non-beta) build, and have it JB'd to run Plex.

    BUT, I'm really eager to try the Airplay mirroring from Mountain Lion to the ATV, the only thing that has stopped me so far is that I have no idea whether Airplay passes 5.1 audio to the ATV.

    If it does then I could upgrade to the latest beta software for the ATV without worrying about needing to JB it for Plex (as I could just run Plex on my MBA and Airplay it to the ATV) but if it doesn't then I really don't want to lose my lovely movie collection with 5.1 audio.

    Can anyone tell me if 5.1 audio is passed over Airplay?

    Thanks in advance.

    [EDIT] Of course, all this may be moot if Apple launch an ATV3 in two days time as I'll definitely be ordering one along with my iPad 3 lol [/EDIT]
     
  17. zin
    macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #17
    Are there specific system requirements for AirPlay in Mountain Lion?
     
  18. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    #18
    That's because it uses some Core-i exclusive feature for h264 encoding (or so I've read).
     
  19. macrumors regular

    denaliOnDubs

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Location:
    CO
    #19
    I just had a question. When using the airplay mirroring with your sandy bridge air were you able to close the laptop and use a mac keyboard/trackpad? This is such an awesome feature I can't wait until Mountain Lion...
     
  20. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Atl
    #20
    I actually didn't try that, but I would bet that it doesn't work. Airplay doesn't work the same way having an external monitor plugged in does. I only close the lid when its hooked up to my Thunderbolt Display :)
     
  21. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    #21
    When I mirror my MBA to my ATV2 it doesn't completely fill the screen, I have black borders around the whole image. Is this because the MBA screen is 16:10 while my TV is 16:9?

    No matter what options I choose I still have the black borders, it's driving me nuts!
     
  22. macrumors 65816

    upsguy27

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Location:
    Arizona
    #22
    I have the black borders too. It must be a bug with this build of 10.8, because I can't imagine that being in the final build.

    I wonder if Apple will enable 1080p airplay mirroring with ATV 3?

    ----------

    It's in the latest ATV build. If you go into the settings in OS X, you can see a sign of it under the display settings.

    I love mirroring, however, I tried to watch a movie and though it was fine for the first 15 or so minutes, after a while it started freezing and lagging until it was unwatchable. Not sure if it was my internet or the mirroring of a 720p movie.
     
  23. macrumors 6502

    Takuro

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    #23
    Unfortunately, it's sort of up in the air (no pun intended.) The new iPad that was announced this past Wednesday states in the specs that AirPlay mirroring is limited to 720p, despite the fact that you can use AirPlay *video* streaming at 1080p.

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

    Supports:
    - AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) at 720p
    - AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p

    Although this might just indicate that the new iPad doesn't have the processing capacity to simultaneously render its own screen image while transcoding on the fly to an Apple TV. A Mac might perform better. The bottom line is that if the Apple TV allows 1080p streaming, it provides enough overhead that the ultimate bottleneck would be the horsepower of whatever the video originates from.
     
  24. macrumors regular

    denaliOnDubs

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Location:
    CO
    #24
    I have been thinking of purchasing the Thunderbolt Display. I have an external monitor now that I use via hdmi but the experience would be greatly improved.


     
  25. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Atl
    #25
    Go for it! I tried a Samsung monitor for a week but couldn't get the thunderbolt out of my head. You won't regret it, that thing is awesome.
     

Share This Page