AirPlay unusable due to audio dropouts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MoodyM, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

    MoodyM

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    I have a Pioneer X-SMC3-K dock in my bedroom which supports AirPlay. No matter which device I use (2 x iPhone 4's, 1 x iPad 2 3G), AirPlay is pretty much unusable due to constant audio dropouts/stutters.

    Sometimes it drops for a millisecond, other times for 20-30 seconds.

    I know it's not the Pioneer at fault as I previously had an AirPort Express hooked up by 3.5mm to an iLuv dock, and the same problem occurred. And that was using a different iPad 2 to the one I have now.

    I know it's not my WiFi network, as I have TwonkyServer running on my MBP and it streams to the Pioneer's DLNA Music Player function without a hitch (and also my Xbox 360 and PS3 pick up the DLNA server without a hitch too).

    I have Bluetooth turned OFF on my iPad 2 (it's usually ON on my iPhone 4). I also turned off "Ask to join wireless networks", to no avail.

    This problem existed on 4.3, 4.3.3 and now 5.0.

    Any idea what's going, I'm tearing my hair out.

    Funnily enough though, I watched a TV episode on the iPad the other day, 60 minutes long, with the audio going to the Pioneer via AirPlay, and it worked perfectly. But every time I try music, constant (as in every 10 or 20 seconds) dropouts :(
     
  2. Mutinygraphiks macrumors regular

    Mutinygraphiks

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    do you play music straight from the phone or a secondary app, like slacker or pandora?
     
  3. MoodyM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Mutinygraphiks macrumors regular

    Mutinygraphiks

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    how does the iphone plug in? is it like a dock or cable plug in?
     
  5. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    Try changing the channel of your wifi network. My Airport express used to do that until I did a scan and found my neighbours were encroaching on my channel with their network.
     
  6. verwon macrumors 68030

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    I had the same problem, switched the router channel and it fixed it.
     
  7. MoodyM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Plug in to what? I'n talking about AirPlay here...
     
  8. MoodyM thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MoodyM

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    My wifi channel was 1, and a scan showed some neighbours using 1 and 11, so set mine to 6. Exactly the same problem, no difference at all.
     
  9. MoodyM thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MoodyM

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    Just used the Sky News app and TV Catchup app with audio streaming over AirPlay, watched for a good few minutes, no dropouts. Tried the iPad music app, dropouts within 10 seconds of the song starting...
     

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