Choppy Mirroring

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bdspilot, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. bdspilot macrumors newbie

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    I have been using the MBR for a few days now with no issues and no UI lag but today I tried mirroring to ATV3 and was very choppy. My Atv was set to auto (1080P) i changed setting to 720 and it was better. Atv is on ethernet and MBR is on 5ghz. I tried video from several sources. Video was smooth on MBR but choppy on Atv.video
     
  2. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Airplay of my desktop to my ATV has never been great quality, even with the rMBP. However I did not experience a choppy effect when I used it over the weekend with the MBR, just a delay (i.e. mouse/keyboard lag because the laptop has to convert the display to video and transmit). 1080p.
     
  3. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

    pacmania1982

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    I experience very choppy AirPlay to my Apple TV 3 from my 15" rMBP but I put that down to my router.

    Is it choppy on another Mac or smooth? As I haven't had chance to test that.
     
  4. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    try the Beamer app. Works 100% without any lag. Using it now for about 2 years. Can throw 1080P mkv's at it of about 8 - 10 Gb and playing without lag or hiccups.

    http://beamer-app.com/
     
  5. fatefulwhisper macrumors regular

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    I haven't had any issues, although I suspected maybe choppiness has to do w/ the network bands. Originally, I have my ATV3 connected to my router's 5GHz network. I tried switching it over to 2.4GHz (which is extremely crowded in my neighborhood--I saw about ~35 or more 2.4GHz wifi connections), and airplay was really choppy. I switched back to 5GHz network and it was smooth again.

    Although it may seem unlikely, I hope that my neighborhood doesn't all switch over to 5GHz bands on their wifi connections. So far, I am the only one in my neighborhood outputting 5GHz, so my wifi connections have been extremely stable.
     
  6. mjs402 macrumors 6502

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    I can mirror HD movies from my rMBP 13" to my ATV-3 without any choppiness or lag with AirPlay. Never had a problem with any of my Apple devices actually.
     

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