Airport Express + Mountain Lion = Delay

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by KLNGNBRG, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. KLNGNBRG macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else experiencing a noticeable delay when sending audio from mountain lion to an airport express ?

    It doesn't matter which application is producing the sound on the mac, when the airplay speakers are connected there is a delay of 1-2 sec.

    Everything is running on a blazingly fast WiFi, so that shouldn't be the problem.

    I'm connecting to the speakers by pressing the "speaker" icon in the topbar + "options key" and then selecting the speakers connected to the airport express

    I'm trying this on a Macbook Pro 15" from Early 2011
     
  2. dilito macrumors newbie

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    same problem on Macbook Air mid 2011 with M Lion. I never had Airport Express with previous versions of OS X to confirm if this is normal. (I have not the latest AirPort Express model but the previous one)
     
  3. hutchej macrumors newbie

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    I've got the same problem with my Mac Pro on Mountain Lion on an both on wired ethernet. It's quite annoying.
     
  4. twintin macrumors 6502

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    I would say that's pretty normal and part of the protocol implementation (has always been that way as far as I know). Same delay can be heard on Windows too when running with Airfoil.
     
  5. KLNGNBRG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I haven't tried the airplay with the Apple TV, but if only transmitting sound is causing a delay, then I can't imagine it will work nicely with both video and audio at the same time.

    But for some reason people don't seem to complain about this?
     
  6. dilito macrumors newbie

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    Today i figured out that the problem does not exist when streaming from iPhone 4...
     

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