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Raffit78 Calculating status...
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Nov 22, 2010 11:52 AM
Will Air Play be compatible with a Mac mini? I have it setup as my entertainment unit. Would like to know if this will be compatible.


Any Help would be greatly appreciated.
Ipad, iOS 4
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Nov 22, 2010 11:54 AM (in response to Raffit78)
    No, it's for AppleTV 2
    iMac 20", MacBook, Time Capsule, Airport Express, AppleTV 2, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iPhone 3GS 32GB, iPad WiFi 32GB
  • AgentD5417 Calculating status...
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    Nov 22, 2010 12:20 PM (in response to Raffit78)
    Download the apple remote app. That will be the closest solution and shouldn't drain out your iPads battery either!
    Macbook Pro 15' i7 Mid 2010, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,455 points)
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    Nov 22, 2010 3:02 PM (in response to Raffit78)
    Airplay is from a computer or iOS device to an appletv or enabled speaker system
    At no time has apple said, printed or implied anywhere that you could stream from an iOS device to a computer.
    20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz;4GB RAM;Nvidia 9400, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4G iPhone-Mac Mini Core2 Duo 2Ghz; 2GB RAM Eyetv w/USB HYbrid
  • immts007 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 22, 2010 6:10 PM (in response to Johnathan Burger)
    That doesn't make it any less disappointing, Johnathan. There is absolutely no good reason not to allow streaming to a mac mini, or any other os x based device. Aside from possibly punishing people who are unsatisfied with the limitations of the Apple TV and therefore choose to use a full blown OS X machine for their home entertainment center.
  • mauijiminar Level 4 Level 4 (1,605 points)
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    Nov 22, 2010 6:17 PM (in response to immts007)
    Ok why don't you just use I tunes on the mac mini? I don't know why you would want air play?
    2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.3), I Phone 3Gs, iPad wi fi 64 gb, Apple TV Airport Express, Time Capsule
  • immts007 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 22, 2010 6:47 PM (in response to mauijiminar)
    Why wouldn't you want to? For the same reasons you'd want to use airplay to the Apple TV. Convenience and flexibility.
  • immts007 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 22, 2010 7:01 PM (in response to Raffit78)
    What a funny coincidence:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2240505&tstart=0&messageID=106 15277#10615277

    So, if the past predicts the future, a year and 2 days from now we'll be able to stream content to the macmini
  • John Ellegard Calculating status...
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    Nov 22, 2010 9:31 PM (in response to Raffit78)
    it's a joke. if it can send it can receive. makes no sense why i cant view one of my movies stored on my xServe on my iPad without syncing. Airplay is a completely and totally worthless technology. it was much hyped and DOA as far as i am concerned. i can stream movies FROM my 32 Gb device but i can't stream TO my device from 24Tb??? am i the only one that sees what's wrong with this model??? a joke. a complete and total joke.....
    Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Coolmax Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Nov 22, 2010 9:42 PM (in response to John Ellegard)
    Have you considered using Air Video running on your xServe and then run an app on the iPad to stream video from it. Works great on a regular dual core mac and up. This is stream on demand with live transcoding. If your xServe does run regular Mac OSX software and has a dual core, it would be a powerhouse video server.

    Btw, Air Video can stream off your net too! You can watch video from your iPhone using 3G. Air Play can't do that..

    Perhaps, you need to evaluate what you know or don't know before you post.
    Macbook 2.4Ghz C2D/ QuadCore Vista64 / iPad WiFi/ iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Coolmax Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Nov 22, 2010 9:47 PM (in response to Raffit78)
    If you want to push video out to an iPhone or iPad, use Air Video. Air Play only pushes media from iOS devices to Air Play devices like speakers or ATV 2. The concept is very similar to the SlingMedia Sling Catcher using the Sling Projector software or SlingBox or the new WIFI media project from Intel. Your Mac Mini can run server software for video as well as printing services for your iPhone or iPad.
    With Air Video, you can stream video outside of your home to your iPhone or iPad. There is nothing similar to this with Air Play. AirPlay, you're stuck streaming at home! What fun is that? That's not the ultimate media server if it can't stream outside your network.
    Macbook 2.4Ghz C2D/ QuadCore Vista64 / iPad WiFi/ iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • NewBartleby Calculating status...
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    Nov 23, 2010 1:19 AM (in response to John Ellegard)
    But you can use other apps for this, such as Plex or KLEXi HD.

    Just download Plex on your Mac and the app on your mobile device and enjoy your movies, music and photos from everywhere in the world.
    Windows XP Pro
  • Maverickn7833h Calculating status...
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    Nov 23, 2010 1:33 AM (in response to Raffit78)
    Hey,

    Not sure if this will help but it's what I use.

    Zumocast is a free app in the app store and a free application for your Mac. It allows you to access certain folders on your Mac and play them on your iPhone, iPad, or any computer with an Internet connection. It also automatically converts the file so it will play on your device. I have found this better than converting and then syncing to my device every time I want media content on my iPad that's already on my computer.

    Hope it helps
    iPad, iPhone 4, Mac mini., iOS 4
  • mooeymoose Calculating status...
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    Nov 23, 2010 8:46 PM (in response to Julian Wright)
    Airfoil makes a program that allows you to send audio to any device including another computer. Does anyone know of a program that you can install on your computer to trick airplay into thinking it is an apple TV or maybe at least a airplay speaker.

    If not I hope someone make a program that I can install on my other computer to trick airplay soon.

    Come on guys get to work. I am sure you will have a lot of buyers.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
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