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Headphones turn off video on TV

2807 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2013 1:45 AM by GonzOtheGameR RSS
What Me Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 24, 2013 8:55 PM

I want to be able to watch a music video on my TV via Apple TV using my 4G iPad but with my hi-fi or headphones connected to the iPad via the headphone jack. However as soon as I plug the lead into the headphone jack the video stops playing on the TV.

iPhone 4, iOS 6
  • Brian Cook4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,820 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 6:52 AM (in response to What Me)

    I am afraid AirPlay does not work that way.   If you are playing the content though AirPlay then it is actually playing on ATV so there is no audio to listen to on your iDevice to be able to listen to.  Any interupt triggered on the iDevice is going to stop the content from playing the same way it does on the iPhone.

  • Brian Cook4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,820 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 12:33 PM (in response to What Me)

    >Is it possible to use Airplay to 2 separate devices at once.

    No, and you do not want to make AirPlay your primary use of ATV.  It is far more complicated and error prone than just using the controls in ATV to select the content you want to watch so ATV can control the stream and resonse time.  Plus it does not require your network maintain multiple conncurent network connections.


    >I would have to connect the speakers up to the TV audio out.

    That or if you have a reciever you could run ATV to it and have it split the video out and the audio to a seperate output.

  • Brian Cook4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,820 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to What Me)

    >Or is there a similar way to do this without using Airplay and only using ATV?

    You are much better off using ATV's native controles to select and play content.  AirPlay is extreamly error prone.  You would just have to add the content to your local iTunes instance.

  • Marcus222 Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2013 5:11 AM (in response to What Me)

    Why cant I use my iphone headphones with airplay! Every time I see this question being asked the answer is always "no it can't be done" "It doesn't work like that"

    Surely the iphone and Apple TV between them have everything necessary to achieve this

    I dont see any good reason why such a simple and practical feature is not already an option. It's just apples way of forcing people to buy more of their ****. The Airport, Airport Express and the Apple TV should all be the same thing. They all transfer data over wifi there's nothing different about how they work..

  • GonzOtheGameR Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2013 1:45 AM (in response to Marcus222)

    I'm possibly the most non technical person on the planet. Surely Im the worst person to answer this question but I'll give it a shot. I apologize ahead of time (I tend to give some of the worst comparison analogies known to man). Ok, so your able tv is plugged into your hd tv. Its plugged in through and hdmi.. Hdmi essentially in the most easiest way to put it all auxillary cables ( red, white, yelow, red, blue, green ). The problem with pugging in headphones into your idevice while airplay is on is that it disturbs the audio portion. Unfortunately it can't "split" a audio signal. So the source is the idevice, it sends the peanuts (video) and cracker jacks (audio) to the tv through hdmi on your apple tv. The TV enjoys the peanuts and cracker jacks. Now you throw in headphones who is hungry for only cracker jacks. Unfortunatly there is only one box of cracker jacks allowed at the ball park let alone, the fact is you can't have cracker jacks without the peanuts.. :( I hope you understood, because I sure didn't.. :)


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