Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2012 6:42 PM (in response to joecoleman)
Apple? come on, get it together already. This has been an issue for some time...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2012 6:23 AM (in response to joecoleman)
Well, here's some good news!
Looks like a feature of Mountain lion that didn't make the front page solves my problem. To get movie audio over Airplay, on OSX 10.8 go to Audio and MIDI Setup app, make sure you have the Audio Setup window open (Window - Show Audio Window) and if your Airport or other Airplay device is online it should appear in the list of audio IO devices on the left hand side.
Right click on the Airplay icon and select "Use this Device For Sound Output" and away you go. iTunes (10.7 at least) seems to be smart enough to realise that it is playing audio to a streaming device and buffers the video accordingly. Viola! Glorious hifi sound sans wires.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 5:19 AM (in response to joecoleman)
You, joecoleman, are a legend. Congratulations on your detective skills!
BTW I've also discovered that you can select the default output by holding down "option" while clicking on the volume icon in the taskbar.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2013 5:44 AM (in response to joecoleman)
Thanks for posting this Joe - I always wondered if there was a workaround!
Very helpful - thank you!