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AirPlay lagging with MBA but ok with ipad

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Dec 30, 2012 11:58 AM

When I use my new macbook air to stream movies with airplay to atv3 quality is very bad. It is lagging a lot and general poor quality.

However if I use my ipad it works perfectly every time.

Any ideas regarding this problem?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • JasonFear Level 5 Level 5 (4,935 points)
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    Dec 31, 2012 8:46 AM (in response to Bjolle)

    There's nothing that you can do on the ATV or MBA end to improve the throughput of the connection, there's no settings or adjustment everything is automatically negotiated. That being said there are numerous threads across all the portable sub-forums with user reporting identical problems: Portable laggy, iOS device not laggy.


    These movies you're attempting to stream, are they not in iTunes? If they're in iTunes why not use the Home Sharing of iTunes option?


    You can try some router adjustments, making sure it's set to 5GHz (if your router is new enough to support that) try adjusting channels, moving the machine closer to the router, reducing router transmission interference in the immediate area, etc.


    There's also the method of wiring the AppleTV to the router via Ethernet or the machine to the router via Ethernet to improve throughput on one of the two ends.


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