Mavericks AirPlay with AppleTV

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by kanon14, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. kanon14 macrumors regular

    kanon14

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    Right now I have a 2007 Mac Mini connected to the TV serving as a media center. The Mac Mini still works but it's showing its age, so because I just bought the new 13" rMBP, I'm thinking of getting an Apple TV to replace the Mini if I can use AirPlay to stream my stuff onto the TV. Can I do that? I don't mean to stream my media library in iTunes. I have a lot of torrent shows that's I can't put into iTunes. Say if I play the mp4 or avi file in VLC on my rMBP, can I just use AirPlay to beam that full screen onto my TV via Apple TV (with audio of course)?
     
  2. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

    KeegM480

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    What you do with mavericks is, Apple TV acts like an external monitor. You can still mirror but you would just drag VLC onto the "external monitor" (Apple TV) and run it like you would on the Mac Mini, your Mac Mini will not run off of Apple TV without a 3rd party application which can lead to some major lag. The rMBP should be fine with Apple TV :)
     
  3. Alveezy macrumors regular

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    hmm does the apple tv 2 have to be on the current firmware? mine is on 6.0(5.2.1) and yes it's jailbroken. i'm very interested in that feature to where the apple tv could act as an external monitor.
     
  4. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

    KeegM480

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    Im not sure. I would assume so but I dont want to tell you yes and it not work. I always keep my Apple TV up to date because it is used for presentations often so I need it to be as reliable as possible. If you have Apple care Im sure they could answer that, just dont tell them you are jailbroken :D
     

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