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TooMuchAppl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
So, if Airplay is being opened up, is there a way to airplay videos playing in Safari to Apple TV2? Say, like ESPN360?

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  • 1. Re: AirPlay
    Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    TooMuchAppl wrote:
    So, if Airplay is being opened up, is there a way to airplay videos playing in Safari to Apple TV2? Say, like ESPN360?


    in theory yes, in practice maybe not so.
    i've already found 1 website that won't work (BBC iPlayer website).
    it seems website can add some code to opt-out of it.
  • 2. Re: AirPlay
    NickRno77 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Yeh that's a real shame, AirPlay doesn't work using iPad BBC iPlayer App and using Safari BBC iPlayer Site
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    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,985 points)
    Websites need to be enabled to use the AirPlay feature, since video AirPlay is new many sites may not yet have enabled it and more may do so as time goes on. The BBC are somewhat overprotective about their iplayer content, so they may decide not to support AirPlay, but who knows.
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    capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
    Websites need to be enabled to use the AirPlay feature....


    How do you enable a website to use AirPlay? Where is that documented?
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    frviana Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've run to a few videos that streams only sound via Airplay. There was one at Engadget website.
    I run into a very weird case where at CNN the video started streaming to my ATV2 and then switched to audio only.
  • 6. Re: AirPlay
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,985 points)
    In the AirPlay video on the apple website.
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    capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
    In the AirPlay video on the apple website.


    I'm talking about the actual technical documentation. I have not heard of a procedure for enabling websites for AirPlay and my company manages websites for other companies, so I'd like to know where that is documented.
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    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,985 points)
    I wouldn't know, I don't have extensive knowledge about building websites, I'm pretty much limited to using iWeb.

    I assumed you were doubting that the website has to enabled, I was just telling you where Apple said this was the case.
  • 9. Re: AirPlay
    capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
    I assumed you were doubting that the website has to enabled....


    It isn't a matter of doubt, per se, it just seems unlikely that there is anything that could be done on the server side that would have any bearing on AirPlay, unless it's something like using HTML5 rather than Flash, which wouldn't be related to Airplay specifically. I'd like to see the documentation on enabling websites for AirPlay if there is any.
  • 10. Re: AirPlay
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,985 points)
    Sorry I'm only able to provide you with details of the video posted by Apple that states this.

    http://www.apple.com/uk/ios/

    About 1:03 from the start.
  • 11. Re: AirPlay
    capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
    Sorry I'm only able to provide you with details of the video posted by Apple that states this.


    I finally understand what you are talking about as I did find some references to "AirPlay enabled websites" on Apple's website, but I can't find any technical documentation as to what that actually means, so I think it's just marketing BS.

    It probably means using HTML5 or mp4 files from a streaming server rather than Flash for serving video, and perhaps having web pages optimized for iOS as opposed to using industrial strength HTML. It's nothing new as far as website design goes.
  • 13. Re: AirPlay
    capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
    <embed src="movie.mov" width="320" height="240" airplay="allow">

    <video controls width="640" height="368" x-webkit-airplay="allow" src="content/sidewith_theseeds.mov"> </video>


    Thanks for the reference. Clever trick adding the airplay tag, making sure that online video won't work with AirPlay unless the webmaster specifically enables it. I'm sure there's a rational reason for disabling it by default rather than enabling it by default.
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    gregory peoples Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    can't imagine why a company would want their website to specifically not allow airplay video.

     

    any ideas?

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