10.11.1 AirPlay to TV from Safari doesnt work at all?

fanta

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Jun 2, 2011
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Hi all,

can you try opening any youtube video and choosing airplay from the youtube clip window?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ysl0eollo3wm70/Screenshot 2015-11-05 23.25.03.png?dl=0

When i click it, nothing happens at all. For a very brief moment i can see the airplay screen in the background of the video but it goes back to the video after some miliseconds.

would love if anybody could help or tell me if its present in the new 10.11.2 beta.

thanks a lot!
 
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comics addict

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I have that exact problem on my Mac running 10.11.1 so I at least can sigh relief knowing that it's not just me.
 

Wheelie4

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Does your TV have an Internet connection and do you have the YouTube app running when you try?

I had it working before on 10.11.1 but I reset my apps and now for some reason the YouTube app will not let me get down to the settings on either my tv or the Roku box to pair my TV to try again. Apparently my apps have been bug in it.
 
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omro

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Sep 30, 2010
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Not for me in beta 2 either :-( Just noticed it not working.
 

Wheelie4

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Okay, I just tried again this morning and I was able to get to settings and pair my TV. Airplay to my TV worked fine for me on YouTube using El Capitan 10.11.1.
 

okkam

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Aug 15, 2013
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I'm having the same problem, but only with youtube.com. I can Airplay from vimeo just fine and full desktop mirroring works. It looks like it's something specific with Youtube.
 

Wheelie4

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I forgot to mention. If your YouTube cookies get deleted in Safari you lose your pairing of the TV in YouTube and you have to pair YouTube and the TV YouTube app again. Not sure if the same thing happens when you delete cookies in the YouTube app. Have not tested that.
 

cynics

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El Cap 10.11.1

AirPlay mirroring of OS X with a Youtube video playing seems to work fine.

The AirPlay HTML5 extension seems to also work fine. I used this video to test it.

http://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_video.asp

Just can't seem to get that extension to work with Youtube. So I'm not sure if this is a bug from Apple (although it does work with other HTML5 videos that allow it), Google not allowing it either intentionally or accidentally, or just my system. Regardless I don't see an 'easy' way of making it work.

I wouldn't be surprised if this didn't have something to do with Youtube Red and how Youtube handles the HTML5 now. If thats the case Youtube would need to fix it, and I doubt that will make it to the top of any priority list.
 

fanta

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Jun 2, 2011
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Thanks a lot for clearing this up. You are definitely right, this is isolated to youtube only. Any idea of a workaround for that?