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Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post

MacBook Pro supports AirPlay? I did not know that.

 

Yes, if it's less than a year old.

 

Age of hardware may be another reason adoption of AirPlay is low. In our house we have two iOS devices and four Macs. Of those, only the Mac we bought last week supports AirPlay. As the other devices are replaced over time, our use of AirPlay will increase.

 

EDIT: I'm wrong. MIRRORING requires a very recent Mac. AirPlay via iTunes is supported on machines up to four years old.


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post #42 of 78
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

 

Moral of that story is: you did no research before purchasing and are complaining about something that wasn't in the design in the first place.


That's not even remotely close to the actual situation.  I thought I would try out Airplay since the Touch was there - I didn't buy it because of Airplay.

 

As to the design, have it your way - Allshare is clearly superior to Airplay, for what I wan't to do, due to superior functionality.

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thanks for the laugh and I agree with you!! it's ridiculous how so many iphone users are so incurious about their devices. I use airplay DAILY with my AppleTV and HD tv. It's great to stream video from my mac or ipad and use my iphone (if I want) as the remote control.

 

If you think iPhone users are incurious just imagine the typical Android user. iOS dominates the mobile web according top survey after survey, and the only explanation is that Android users simply use the device as a phone and nothing else.

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Originally Posted by cnocbui View Post
That's not even remotely close to the actual situation.  I thought I would try out Airplay since the Touch was there - I didn't buy it because of Airplay.

 

So you're pitching a feature request as a complaint and a failing of Apple's system. 

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Originally Posted by igriv View Post
It would be used more if US had better comms infrastructure.

 

You're on ludicrously shaky ground now. What does that have to do with anything?


As it is, it is painful unless you are on the same LAN…

 

Given that AirPlay only works locally, I'd imagine it's painful if you're not on the same network… 1oyvey.gif


…then it is only somewhat useful.

 

Uh huh¡

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post #46 of 78
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Well Airplay would have to be one of the most egregious examples of iGreed in action.

 

I wanted Airplay to be great, but it turns out Samsung's Allshare is better - because it works without trying to screw the customer over.

 

When I got my daughter an iPod Touch, I thought great, I can try out this wonderful Airplay, and I am not saying that with sarcasm, I truly wanted it to be wonderful.  With great anticipation I configured my then recently purchased Macbook Pro Retina and the Touch, hooked the Touch to my HiFi and then set about streaming from the MBPR to the HiFi.  What a great typical Apple experience that was.  €2500 ($3,300) worth of Apple goodness and it didn't work.  Oh no, you see to get it to work you have to spend more than that.  Apple isn't happy that I only spent that much, they wanted me to spend more and get an Apple TV or an Airport Express.

 

So Apple lost a sale of another iPod Touch and I went back to using my trusty Samsung phone with Allshare that does indeed let me stream from my laptop to my HiFi.

 

Oh, and for all those who claim Samsung always copies Apple - my Samsung phone that runs Bada, came with Allshare, a notifications bar and the ability to work as a WiFi hotspot - a full year before Apple introduced any of those features to iOS, the copycats.

why in the world didn't you just read the details about AirPlay on the Apple website first? anyone can find out there that isn't how it works ... oh and $100 for an AppleTV is SO much ... 

 

but looking over some of your 1000 posts, i think you probably just got the Touch so you could find something wrong with it to use as an excuse to dump on Apple for the nth time. you really should hang out at some Samsung fan site instead, they'll eat this stuff up.

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agree very much with those of you who would like to see HDMI pass-thrus added to the Apple TV, with auto input switching based on the iOS app you launch to control it on your iPhone/iPad. manual input switching on the TV is a big pain, and should be unnecessary anymore. yes i know Google TV tried, but they messed it up.

 

a question tho:

 

Apple licenses AirPlay receiving ability to third party audio devices already - some receivers and some stand-alone powered speakers (like iHome's). works great around the house. unlike bluetooth, you can have as many units playing an audio media selection at the same time as you want as long as they are all on your same wifi LAN.

 

so why hasn't Apple likewise licensed video AirPlay receiving ability to any TV manufacturers that would build it directly into their HDTV's? that's certainly possible.

 

maybe just to push sales of its own Apple TV STB now? i guess that's possible. i'm one of those who thinks an future Apple HDTV is a myth. but connecting AirPlay with many brands of HDTV would boost the iTunes/Mac/iOS ecosystem a lot faster.

post #48 of 78
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I waiting for an iPhone with VGA support to attach my projector. Apple is losing a lot of customers without it. /s

I suggest you give up wasting your time waiting.

VGA is past history, even further back in past history for Apple.

The earlier iPhone4 and iPhone4S did support VGA:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4108

 

You need a new projector.

Tech devices move on with the times.

 

Not just an Apple problem, two years ago my friend got a Dell laptop and even it wouldn't work with a VGA adapter.

post #49 of 78
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Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

 

If you think iPhone users are incurious just imagine the typical Android user. iOS dominates the mobile web according top survey after survey, and the only explanation is that Android users simply use the device as a phone and nothing else.


That's very true of two friends who got Samsung android phones.

One was attracted to $0 down and free texting.    But she didn't realize mobile web was an extra, so just uses it as a phone and continues to use her MacBook for the web.

Second friend, who isn't computer literate, wanted a low cost light large screen phone.  Also bought an older model Samsung for $0 down. One day I asked about Email and the Web on it and got a blank stare in return. So I had a look at it, found it was mobile web connected,  that the user didn't realize although was paying the $25/m extra for web access.

Obviously both of these users were initially attracted to the $0 down, on a Samsung phone of two models back.

In the big picture they got taken by the tricky sales info.

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2) I also really enjoy my Mac's screen sharing options for connecting to a friend or family member to assist them in something. I really wish this was an option in iOS (like it is in BB 10) because so many more people have iDevices and sometimes just getting them to figure out the two button method for taking a screenshot is a hassle, not to mention then walking them through how to send you that screenshot. This could be facilitated securely via the iMessage/FaceTime services they already offer... but admittedly I would prefer Apple to first resolve those frequent issues before adding new cloud features.

See Teamviewer, a free for personal use App which allows you to view or control another iOS, MacOS, Win or Linux device.    I've used it for years on both iPhone and MacOS.

http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx

 

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post #51 of 78
Air play is extremely useful and a great feature of iOS. I use it daily at work for a timing system (I'm in the fitness business). My only problem with it is that I can't directly connect with the box through an Ad Hoc network. This would make it much, much easier for iOS devices to connect without having to go through a wifi box.
post #52 of 78
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Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post

MacBook Pro supports AirPlay? I did not know that.

I am mortified. Why would you think that? Of course I support AirPlay. I use AirPlay quite frequently.
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See Teamviewer, a free for personal use App which allows you to view or control another iOS, MacOS, Win or Linux device.    I've used it for years on both iPhone and MacOS.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx

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Are you certain you can control a remote iOS device?
post #54 of 78
If they didn't force people to have an Apple TV to share and used an open protocol much more people would use it. I understand using proprietary for some things, but using it for sharing is nonsense.
post #55 of 78
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why in the world didn't you just read the details about AirPlay on the Apple website first? anyone can find out there that isn't how it works ... oh and $100 for an AppleTV is SO much ... 

 

but looking over some of your 1000 posts, i think you probably just got the Touch so you could find something wrong with it to use as an excuse to dump on Apple for the nth time. you really should hang out at some Samsung fan site instead, they'll eat this stuff up.


Read my post above.

 

Actually, an Apple TV is $142 where I live.  So you are just like Apple and think I should have spent just over $3500 to be able to use Airplay?  I disagree and am not playing.  Also, neither the ATV or Express are battery operated and portable.  I have two HiFi's I would have liked to Airplay to, so thanks very much, but I don't feel like upping the expenditure to $284.

 

This deliberate restriction of Airplay to hopefully generate additional income is symptomatic of iGreed, which came in around the time the iPhone was introduced.  I have a 3rd Generation iPod Classic, which pre-dates iGreed.  It is a wonderful device - except for the battery, the capacity of which Apple lied about to the point they got class-actioned for it and had to recompense customers in the US.  Customers outside the US got shafted, as usual.  Of course given the sycophantic mindset which infects you and others here, I no doubt only bought it because I was prescient, knowing I could later use it to bash Apple with.  Want to know what Apple was like Pre-iGreed?  Probably not, the view through those rose-tinted, or in your case rainbow-tinted, glasses is no doubt preferable to reality.

 

That iPod came with: a mains power adapter, firewire cable, firewire to mini USB adapter, a headphone extension cable with full inline remote, a dock, a CDROM with software, a soft travel pouch and a high quality hard case/holster with belt clip and a pair of lousy quality earbuds.

 

Contrast all that with what came with the Touch - a USB cable and lousy quality earbuds.

 

My Macbook Pro Retina didn't even come with a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter.  At the very least, I think Apple should have provided a voucher redeemable for the adapter for those who needed one.

post #56 of 78

Airplay does NOT work well enough... sadly, I think it's let down by network speed.

 

I have a Time Capsule, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and Apple TV.

 

Music streaming from MacBook and Mac mini are both cutting out after a period of time, why?

 

I think it's because the network signal gets lost, I've tired everything, Apple even replaced the Apple TV!

The Apple TV is not too far from the router (I get 3 out of 5 bars)

 

The thing that makes me think it's the network - because the network is real busy, the backups are over wireless, the screen sharing I use often, the internet is always busy...

 

as for video, it's pathetic. I get the first screen, then not much after that!

 

New high speed router, please Apple!

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Music streaming from MacBook and Mac mini are both cutting out after a period of time, why?

 

I don't know why, but it happens here, too. iTunes on the MBP playing through the ATV. Music plays for a while, then for no apparent reason it just stops. If I pause iTunes and hit play again it resumes, but I'd sure like to know why I have to do that. Scratch that. I don't CARE why. I just don't want to have to DO that.

 

We never had that problem with the old Airport Express, at least not at our house.

 

I wonder if it's the timer on the ATV thinking it's time to sleep? I haven't noticed if the light goes out when it stops.

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What router are you two currently using? I have a Netgear that occasionally drops the Airplay music signal, even while not under heavy load. The AppleTV doesn't turn off, though.

 

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AIrPlay would be used a lot more often if it was built into TVs or other set top boxes. That, of course, will never happen.
Apple is more interested in locking people into Apple's eco-system rather than making their devices as useful as possible.

Apple has a good reason for that: the fewer 3rd party partnerships, the better.

The AppleTV Netflix interface is much more smooth and friendly than any native TV Netflix app I have seen.

 

RichL View Post
AirPlay must rank as one of the greatest differentiators between iOS and Android. It's so incredibly simple to use and incredibly useful.

But I thought Android could live-stream recorded video to other phones and a jumbotron!

   
Alfiejr View Post

why hasn't Apple likewise licensed video AirPlay receiving ability to any TV manufacturers that would build it directly into their HDTV's? that's certainly possible.

Because TV manufacturers would suck at it, and somehow Apple would be to blame.

 
Originally Posted by ClemyNX View Post

If they didn't force people to have an Apple TV to share and used an open protocol much more people would use it. I understand using proprietary for some things, but using it for sharing is nonsense.

What's the open protocol they could use? Who has developed such a thing that is supported by all devices?

 

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Moral of that story is: you did no research before purchasing and are complaining about something that wasn't in the design in the first place.

That's not even remotely close to the actual situation.  I thought I would try out Airplay since the Touch was there - I didn't buy it because of Airplay.

As to the design, have it your way - Allshare is clearly superior to Airplay, for what I wan't to do, due to superior functionality.

If you didn't buy a HiFi with Airplay support, why in Jobs' name did you expect it to work anyway? Samsung Allshare doesn't work with the stereo in my 1998 Honda Accord, so clearly Honda is screwing us consumers too.

And I love your logic that Allshare is Superior because it's Superior. That's the same reason they named Lake Superior; it's better than the other lakes just cause.

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post #59 of 78
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Airplay does NOT work well enough... sadly, I think it's let down by network speed.

 

I have a Time Capsule, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and Apple TV.

 

Music streaming from MacBook and Mac mini are both cutting out after a period of time, why?

 

I think it's because the network signal gets lost, I've tired everything, Apple even replaced the Apple TV!

The Apple TV is not too far from the router (I get 3 out of 5 bars)

 

The thing that makes me think it's the network - because the network is real busy, the backups are over wireless, the screen sharing I use often, the internet is always busy...

 

as for video, it's pathetic. I get the first screen, then not much after that!

 

New high speed router, please Apple!

My 2nd Gen Time Capsule has no problem keeping up with: Apple TV 2 & 3, (2) iPad minis, iPhones 4 and 5, 2 WiFi printers and my Mac mini... using many at the same time. On top of that, I live in a 150 year old plank house with very thick/dense walls and floors. 

 

Try some of this: restore (last resort) or reconfigure the network settings on the Time Capsule. Set the 2.4GHz channel to anything except Automatic (11 works very well for me).

Use Time Machine Editor (free utility) to schedule backups for a certain time of the day instead of hourly. 

 

Last: if most of your problems are ISP related (actual internet throughput, not local network), have them reset your modem. You may also need a speed bump. I'm running 40Mbps service from my cable company. 

 

I am with you on waiting for Apple to release 802.11ac equipment. If it all happens this year, this will be the first time I've updated/replaced a Mac within a year of purchase. Having 40Mbps broadband is great, but I really need the local throughput for it to shine. 

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For those of you complaining about your not-so-new Macs not being able to AirPlay mirror, check out AirParrot. I used it with my 2010 iMac Core i3 until I replaced it with a new Mac mini. I think it was around $7-10, but well worth it. It worked just as good as official AirPlay under Mountain Lion. 

post #61 of 78
At our school we use Airserver on our PC's to put iPad-based content up on a projector. It works pretty well - no complaints!
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Originally Posted by cnocbui View Post
Read my post above.

 

i read your post. it's you that didn't read - Apple's website.

 

AirPlay is a very recent innovation. it isn't backwards compatible with old gear obviously. you need Apple peripherals - AirPort Express/Apple TV - or compatible recent third party gear to set it up around the house, plus a Mac computer or iOS device for the source. 

 

and then of course you go on to bash Apple about something else for the n+1 time ... 

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Originally Posted by Alfiejr View Post

i read your post. it's you that didn't read - Apple's website.

 

AirPlay is a very recent innovation. it isn't backwards compatible with old gear obviously. you need Apple peripherals - AirPort Express/Apple TV - or compatible recent third party gear to set it up around the house, plus a Mac computer or iOS device for the source. 

 

and then of course you go on to bash Apple about something else for the n+1 time ... 


No, you quite obviously didn't read it, and apparently still haven't

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In reply to Vorsos.

 

I wasn't criticizing Apple in particular, but all the player should unite in a common wireless protocol. Yes, it's only its beginning. Hopefully this will happen soon. I can't wait to be able to go to a friend's house and stream my pictures on his TV without having to worry if he has an Apple TV.

 

Or, more realistically, I'd love to be able to show him any photo I have in the cloud on his TV. I just ask my iWatch to display my last album on the TV and BAM.

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I agree that would be cool, and it may indeed happen a few years from now, considering that Apple now has several 3rd party licensees for audio-Airplay. But it will take years to become commonplace, just as Bluetooth audio streaming has only seriously taken off within the last year. And it will take even longer for a truly open spec to emerge, if ever, for such a complex operation; I suspect quality could suffer as devices would only have to support a lowest common denominator for resolution, bitrate, and codec complexity.

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What's the open protocol they could use? Who has developed such a thing that is supported by all devices?

 

 

DLNA is supported by a very wide range of devices.  Not sure if it is truly 'open', but there are open source projects based on it.  Allshare is just one implementation of DLNA I believe.

 

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If you didn't buy a HiFi with Airplay support, why in Jobs' name did you expect it to work anyway? Samsung Allshare doesn't work with the stereo in my 1998 Honda Accord, so clearly Honda is screwing us consumers too.

And I love your logic that Allshare is Superior because it's Superior. That's the same reason they named Lake Superior; it's better than the other lakes just cause.

 

You simply did not understand what I wrote.  I am talking about connecting a device to an existing HiFi, with that device being the one I wish to stream to.  I initially thought I ought to be able to stream to a Touch, which was connected to the HiFi.  As explained, Airplay doesn't allow you to do that.  I have simply fallen back on using my phone, which has Allshare and which I can stream to.  I said Allshare was superior because it does what I want it to do, and therfore works, whereas Airplay doesn't.

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What router are you two currently using? I have a Netgear that occasionally drops the Airplay music signal, even while not under heavy load.

 

The newer/faster Time Capsule here.

 

When I switch into blind speculation mode I imagine lots of scenarios that might be the root of AirPlay occasionally becoming AirStop, but every time I try to fix one thing it just results in two other things breaking so I'm better off leaving it up to Apple to find a remedy!

 

For now it's not a big enough problem to bother me that much, so I just accept living with AirPlaysForWhileThenStops.

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Last: if most of your problems are ISP related (actual internet throughput, not local network), have them reset your modem. You may also need a speed bump. I'm running 40Mbps service from my cable company. 

 

Internet into the home shouldn't have any effect on AirPlay stalling, since AirPlay only involves devices on the LAN.

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Originally Posted by cnocbui View Post

 

You simply did not understand what I wrote.  I am talking about connecting a device to an existing HiFi, with that device being the one I wish to stream to.

 

By HiFi, do you mean sound system? What sound system do you have? For it receive a stream from an Android device it must have some kind of receiver built into it. It's the equivalent of having an Apple TV or AirPort Express, except that it happens to be built-in to the sound system.

 

This isn't a case of Allshare working while AirPlay doesn't, you just happen to have purchased a sound system that has an Allshare receiver instead of AirPlay. You could have just as easily purchased a HiFi with an AirPlay receiver instead of Allshare. Unless I'm missing something, I don't see how that could be considered a failing on Apple's part?

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Originally Posted by v5v View Post

 

By HiFi, do you mean sound system? What sound system do you have? For it receive a stream from an Android device it must have some kind of receiver built into it. It's the equivalent of having an Apple TV or AirPort Express, except that it happens to be built-in to the sound system.

 

This isn't a case of Allshare working while AirPlay doesn't, you just happen to have purchased a sound system that has an Allshare receiver instead of AirPlay. You could have just as easily purchased a HiFi with an AirPlay receiver instead of Allshare. Unless I'm missing something, I don't see how that could be considered a failing on Apple's part?


Old school 2.1 system:  Sources -> Pre amp -> Power Amp -> Speakers.  Sources are usually either an iPod or a CD player.  In place of the iPod, I substitute my phone, which has Allshare.  I can then stream from my laptop to the phone and the music comes out the speakers.  No Android devices involved.  Allshare works, but the software is a bit limited and inelegant.  I was hoping Airplay would be better and that I could stream to an iPod Touch, in the same way I can stream to my phone. 

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Old school 2.1 system:  Sources -> Pre amp -> Power Amp -> Speakers.  Sources are usually either an iPod or a CD player.  In place of the iPod, I substitute my phone, which has Allshare.  I can then stream from my laptop to the phone and the music comes out the speakers.  No Android devices involved.  Allshare works, but the software is a bit limited and inelegant.  I was hoping Airplay would be better and that I could stream to an iPod Touch, in the same way I can stream to my phone. 

 

Gotcha. Sorry, I was having trouble figuring out what you were doing. I misunderstood what Allshare is, thinking you were talking about an Android equivalent to AirPlay, and that you were trying to stream from the iPod to the HiFi with no other devices involved. I get it now.

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Read my post above.

 

Actually, an Apple TV is $142 where I live.  So you are just like Apple and think I should have spent just over $3500 to be able to use Airplay?  I disagree and am not playing.  Also, neither the ATV or Express are battery operated and portable.  I have two HiFi's I would have liked to Airplay to, so thanks very much, but I don't feel like upping the expenditure to $284.

 

This deliberate restriction of Airplay to hopefully generate additional income is symptomatic of iGreed, which came in around the time the iPhone was introduced.  I have a 3rd Generation iPod Classic, which pre-dates iGreed.  It is a wonderful device - except for the battery, the capacity of which Apple lied about to the point they got class-actioned for it and had to recompense customers in the US.  Customers outside the US got shafted, as usual.  Of course given the sycophantic mindset which infects you and others here, I no doubt only bought it because I was prescient, knowing I could later use it to bash Apple with.  Want to know what Apple was like Pre-iGreed?  Probably not, the view through those rose-tinted, or in your case rainbow-tinted, glasses is no doubt preferable to reality.

 

That iPod came with: a mains power adapter, firewire cable, firewire to mini USB adapter, a headphone extension cable with full inline remote, a dock, a CDROM with software, a soft travel pouch and a high quality hard case/holster with belt clip and a pair of lousy quality earbuds.

 

Contrast all that with what came with the Touch - a USB cable and lousy quality earbuds.

 

My Macbook Pro Retina didn't even come with a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter.  At the very least, I think Apple should have provided a voucher redeemable for the adapter for those who needed one.

 

What an amazing specimen you are. Such a frustrated, hateful, petty, bitter human being, to the point of being sociopathic. I don't even know where to start with your mind-numbingly ridiculous rambling. 

 

1. I'm gonna go to the apple.com now and buy 10 macbook pros, 5 iPads, and 10 iPod touches, and what he hell, a couple Mac Pros. Then, I'll bitch about how greedy Apple is, in that I just spent $20,000 and I STILL can't airplay to some random device I have at home that doesn't even have airplay built in to begin with. It's like someone buying a sportscar for $100,000 and then bitching how for that kind of money he STILL can't check his email with his car. If you spent $3500 solely for airplay, yes, you are a fool. It's not Apple's fault you didn't do some basic research, then blame Apple like a little schoolgirl because your hifi-whatever didn't support the protocol. I shouldn't have to elaborate as to how insane and childish your logic is. The cost of your Apple hardware is completely irrelevant. 

 

2. The "iGreed". It wasn't clever the 1st time, but you of course feel the need to endlessly repeat it. How cute. It's also cute how you're still so butthurt about an iPod classic capacity discrepency from 2003. Really? You're still that traumatized about something so trivial? Fascinating. I'm curious as to what kind of strange, sheltered life you must live, that to this day you're still emotionally distraught and vengeful over such a thing. 

 

3. Re your "pre-iGreed", again, fascinating how you focus on some stupid bullshit in order to bitch and whine. So you got some cable extenders, adapters, and drivers which came on a CD (which would be utterly useless to include with todays devices) with your $400 black and white, thick as a brick hard-drive based music player that could do exactly ONE task- play music. Today, for less money, you get an iPod touch, an insanely thin and light wireless computer that can do a bazillion things, and which you can extend with a software collection in the hundreds of thousands of apps- for less money than your precious iPod classic. But, your butthurt because you don't get a bag of cables with that, which happened in the wonderful days "pre-iGreed". I'm completely serious when I say that you don't sound sane. If you haven't been paying attention, Apple throughout it's history has strived to simplify- that includes packaging and included garbage that many people won't touch. But hey, we now know that there's one person out there who is furious that CDs and obsolete cables are not being included with his purchases. 

 

It really sounds as if you have a sickness. First of all, stop buying Apple products since you have such venemous hate towards the company, and it's products. You truly take the "bitter troll" award of the month, as I have yet to come across people still fuming over a capacity discrepancy from a 2003 product, or that they can't send airpplay content to a non-airplay device, or frustrated that they're not getting cable extenders and CDs with their iDevices. Please go build a time machine or something, and leave the rest of us who are sane enough to aknowledge that Apple's product line today in infinitely superior than their pre "iGreed" years, when unicorns roamed the earth and everything was so awesome- except of course for the iPod classic capacity thing which just made the world such a horrible place. I have no idea how you manage life on a daily basis, with so much bent up frustration over such irrational reasons. 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

 

What an amazing specimen you are. Such a frustrated, hateful, petty, bitter human being, to the point of being sociopathic. I don't even know where to start with your mind-numbingly ridiculous rambling. 

 

1. I'm gonna go to the apple.com now and buy 10 macbook pros, 5 iPads, and 10 iPod touches, and what he hell, a couple Mac Pros. Then, I'll bitch about how greedy Apple is, in that I just spent $20,000 and I STILL can't airplay to some random device I have at home that doesn't even have airplay built in to begin with. It's like someone buying a sportscar for $100,000 and then bitching how for that kind of money he STILL can't check his email with his car. If you spent $3500 solely for airplay, yes, you are a fool. It's not Apple's fault you didn't do some basic research, then blame Apple like a little schoolgirl because your hifi-whatever didn't support the protocol. I shouldn't have to elaborate as to how insane and childish your logic is. The cost of your Apple hardware is completely irrelevant. 

 

2. The "iGreed". It wasn't clever the 1st time, but you of course feel the need to endlessly repeat it. How cute. It's also cute how you're still so butthurt about an iPod classic capacity discrepency from 2003. Really? You're still that traumatized about something so trivial? Fascinating. I'm curious as to what kind of strange, sheltered life you must live, that to this day you're still emotionally distraught and vengeful over such a thing. 

 

3. Re your "pre-iGreed", again, fascinating how you focus on some stupid bullshit in order to bitch and whine. So you got some cable extenders, adapters, and drivers which came on a CD (which would be utterly useless to include with todays devices) with your $400 black and white, thick as a brick hard-drive based music player that could do exactly ONE task- play music. Today, for less money, you get an iPod touch, an insanely thin and light wireless computer that can do a bazillion things, and which you can extend with a software collection in the hundreds of thousands of apps- for less money than your precious iPod classic. But, your butthurt because you don't get a bag of cables with that, which happened in the wonderful days "pre-iGreed". I'm completely serious when I say that you don't sound sane. If you haven't been paying attention, Apple throughout it's history has strived to simplify- that includes packaging and included garbage that many people won't touch. But hey, we now know that there's one person out there who is furious that CDs and obsolete cables are not being included with his purchases. 

 

It really sounds as if you have a sickness. First of all, stop buying Apple products since you have such venemous hate towards the company, and it's products. You truly take the "bitter troll" award of the month, as I have yet to come across people still fuming over a capacity discrepancy from a 2003 product, or that they can't send airpplay content to a non-airplay device, or frustrated that they're not getting cable extenders and CDs with their iDevices. Please go build a time machine or something, and leave the rest of us who are sane enough to aknowledge that Apple's product line today in infinitely superior than their pre "iGreed" years, when unicorns roamed the earth and everything was so awesome- except of course for the iPod classic capacity thing which just made the world such a horrible place. I have no idea how you manage life on a daily basis, with so much bent up frustration over such irrational reasons. 

 

Was it something I said?

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When I got my daughter an iPod Touch, I thought great, I can try out this wonderful Airplay, and I am not saying that with sarcasm, I truly wanted it to be wonderful.  With great anticipation I configured my then recently purchased Macbook Pro Retina and the Touch, hooked the Touch to my HiFi and then set about streaming from the MBPR to the HiFi.  What a great typical Apple experience that was.  €2500 ($3,300) worth of Apple goodness and it didn't work.  Oh no, you see to get it to work you have to spend more than that.  Apple isn't happy that I only spent that much, they wanted me to spend more and get an Apple TV or an Airport Express.

 

So Apple lost a sale of another iPod Touch and I went back to using my trusty Samsung phone with Allshare that does indeed let me stream from my laptop to my HiFi.

 

Really?  The cost of living must be ten times higher in Ireland than in California because I bought a $300 Denon HiFi receiver that has Airplay and it works just fine with my iPod Touch (version 2 in fact!) and our two iPads.  No problems at all and you can hardly call that expensive Apple equipment.  

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I don't know why, but it happens here, too. iTunes on the MBP playing through the ATV. Music plays for a while, then for no apparent reason it just stops. If I pause iTunes and hit play again it resumes, but I'd sure like to know why I have to do that. Scratch that. I don't CARE why. I just don't want to have to DO that.

 

We never had that problem with the old Airport Express, at least not at our house.

 

I wonder if it's the timer on the ATV thinking it's time to sleep? I haven't noticed if the light goes out when it stops.

I had a similar issue with audio on my Denon receiver.  It turns out that there were too many things connected to the wireless part of my cable router (I had the Denon connected via a wifi dongle).  When I connected the receiver to the router using an ethernet cable, all worked fine.  Oddly, my AppleTV never had that issue even though it is connected via wifi.

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I had a similar issue with audio on my Denon receiver.  It turns out that there were too many things connected to the wireless part of my cable router (I had the Denon connected via a wifi dongle).  When I connected the receiver to the router using an ethernet cable, all worked fine.  Oddly, my AppleTV never had that issue even though it is connected via wifi.

 

How did you know that I have a Denon receiver?! :)

 

In our case, the receiver isn't connected to the router at all -- if it has any kind of LAN capability it's apparently not anything I felt compelled to use when I hooked it up -- so that particular device isn't contributing to any kind of network congestion, but I suppose something else could be. Maybe something somewhere on the network "checks in" for something and interrupts the AirPlay. That seems like a fault in the system though, not just a normal part of living with a wireless network.

 

Tangent: How did you decide on a Denon receiver? In our case it was stupid: Has to be shallow enough front-to-back to fit where we want to put it, has to have 4 HDMI inputs, must up convert, and has to cost under $400! We found a few that satisfied the last three criteria, but only the Denon fit the shelf!

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Was it something I said?

 

I think a lot of people are misunderstanding what you were trying to do, just like I did.

 

It might help if you clarify that your issue is that AirPlay needs a dedicated receiving device (like an ATV or AirPort Express) whereas Allshare allows you to play from any device to any other other.

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Although screen mirroring is not an option on iPhones, only iPads.
iPhone 4S, 5, do have screen mirroring.
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