Using Airplay to mirror; got no audio!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by theslaz, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I have a AVI movie that I want to stream from my MacBookPro via Airplay. The picture comes in fine; but there is no Audio. I’m using VLC to play the movie on the MacBookPro and streaming it to a ATV3. The MacBookPro communications fine with the ATV3 using Ituness.
    Is it the avi format that the ATV3 does not like? I assumed that when you mirror a movie to the ATV3; the movie format didn’t matter!

    Thanks
     
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  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know all about Handbrake. Have converted over 2 hundred files with it. Nothing better!
    What I was really asking; is it possible to mirror movies from my MacBookPro via AirPlay without converting and of course not going through iTunes.
     
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    Tried switching on Airplay mirroring before opening VLC?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Didn’t work.
    I’m going to try and copy the avi file over to my desktop and try it there. My desktop does work mirroring files to the ATV3. It’s just that I don’t have any avi files on it to try.
     
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    There's also an option in the VLC audio tab to select output device as Airplay I think.
     
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    Couldn’t find such a option.
    Tried the avi file on my desktop; there was no sound at the tv. Tried a m4v file and it worked perfectly.

    Does this mean that only files that are compatible with iTunes will work?
     
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    You could try AirBreeze.app. Just search it in the Mac App Store. Good luck!
     
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    Thanks for your patients. Seems when I looked for that option before; I did not have the movie playing and that option was greyed out. This time; I opened the movie and the option was there for me. However; Airplay was already checked.
    A previous poster suggested running AirPlay before I opened the movie. I tried that with my laptop and it didn’t work. However; I tried it with the desktop and it does work! I now have sound.
    On the laptop; not!
     

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