All iPads AirServer or Reflector for iOS to Windows?

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  1. DDaddyx2 macrumors regular

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    I would like to use AirPlay to link iOS devices with the Windows 7 computers in our conference rooms at the office. This would be the simplest setup for my users, rather than connecting an Apple TV and them having to change the screen input. I've tried both AirServer and Reflector, and both seem to do the job. Has anyone had experience with this programs and have a preference?

    I think this will mostly be used to share web browsing or Keynote shows. I don't see a lot of audio/video streaming happening.
     
  2. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Personally using air server for Mac, working pretty well. Can't go wrong with it.
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I'm using AirServer too. Love it. Has some pretty nice connection options too if you need them.
     
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  5. DDaddyx2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the input from everyone. We purchased AirServer and everyone has been impressed so far.
     
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  7. creatip macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody,

    I found this thread from google. Sorry in advance if this is the wrong place/thread to ask...

    I know this question would be better addressed to the AirServer developer. I've sent this question to AirServer developer a few days ago, but still no answer from them.

    So, a few days ago I've purchased/installed AirServer for Windows 7. I'm using it to Airplay audio from my Ipad 1. Yes, I know it's an outdated iOS device, but it's a shame to waste a good functioning device :)

    I like AirServer because of it's minimal lag time in audio streaming. I can play games on my Ipad, and the audio would be coming out of my PC speaker.

    Anyway, I've set up AirServer on my PC, and all went well. The problem is this:

    My sound card is Realtek ALC887 (with latest driver), capable of upmixing/emulating 5.1 speaker signals from ordinary stereo sources. It worked well with other programs on my PC. However, with AirServer, I can only get sounds from the 2 main speakers (front left and right). No sounds from the subwoofer and other speakers.

    I've tried fiddling with AirServer's audio settings, windows 7's audio settings, realtek utility, etc, but still can't get AirServer to work with all of my speakers.

    I tried different approach, by using bluetooth connection (without AirServer), so I set up my PC as a bluetooth headset. With this method, I got sounds from all of my speakers. But the sound quality was just terrible, compared to wi-fi connection (via AirServer).

    Anyone have any ideas on how to get AirServer to work with all of my speakers? Or anyone have similiar problem?

    Some technical specs:
    - PC OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
    - Sound card: Realtek ALC887 HD Audio
    - iOS device: Ipad 1
    - Wi-fi + bluetooth: Generic USB dongles. Works fine with other tasks

    Sorry if it's hard to understand. I'm not good at explaining things....

    Thank you in advance.
     

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