Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2014 4:21 PM (in response to lizdance40)
External server is DLNA (among other) and serves music to any device. IPAD can connect this DLNA. Just want to route whatever would came out from IPAD speaker to PC, so PC can spread anywhere after.
I dont know AIRPLAY, would that achieve what I want?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2014 4:25 PM (in response to Robertv45)
Airplay allows you to play anything on the iPad on a compatible device. The iPad will mirror to the other output device.
Directions for AirPlay.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2014 4:29 PM (in response to Robertv45)
So my PC (Windows) can use something to receive whatever came out of an IPAD (Apps connecting to my DLNA, Youtube, internal IPAD MP3, IPAD Radio APP) using some physical device? Do I need another phsycial device connected to the IPAD to send music?
Thanks all for your help, I am better in other areas but Apple Stuff
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2014 4:40 PM (in response to Robertv45)
No the iPad works via your home wifi to other wifi enabled devices.
I use AirPlay with my Apple TV or Roku.
I have a Mac, so I can also use Apple "Remote" to remotely control music on my computers iTunes account.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2014 9:11 AM (in response to Robertv45)
I am trying to setup IPAD airplay with Windows Airfoil, but no luck so far.
I have no other AIRPLAY device in my network.
PC is connected to network physically, not WIFI.
I have no other Apple devices but IPAD 2
Router is latest firmware
Rebooted router, windows, IPAD
IPAD is latest IOS
Whatever I do, or read on the subject, I cant see the AIRPLAY icon on the ipad. Airfoil also do not see the IPAD, if it should.
The reason I do not see airplay, is it becaause I have no other native airplay devices? Or is it because PC is connected physically and not WIFI?
Thanks all for you help.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2014 9:20 AM (in response to Robertv45)
What I read is that Airfoil works with Mac devices, not a Windows PC.
I think you have to look into using the Apple Remote app, via iTunes on the computer.
You need to have wifi for the computer to communicate to the iPad, even if the computer is using Ethernet for Internet connection.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2014 11:09 AM (in response to Robertv45)
Well thanks to everybody, I was able to do what I want.
First I installed Airfois speakers on the IPAD, then Airfoil speakers on the PC.
Doing this enabled AIRPLAY on the IPAD and I am able to send to the PC whatever I want from the IPAD, being from TuneIn Radio, local music, DLAN app, youtube, anything.
That is great really. I have a small remaining issue which is Airplay speakers on the PC crashes often but this is something else, that's a start ..
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2014 11:32 AM (in response to Robertv45)
Airserver is an option as well - I've used it with my iMac to use it as an extended display for apps that support that, among other things.
They offer a 7-day trial so you can check it out & it's only $15.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2014 11:47 AM (in response to Lyssa)
Wow, much more stable.
Only thing needed installed on my PC is AirServer, AirPlay sees it and connect to it flawlessly.
By the way with Airfoil, the only thing really needed on my PC was Airfoil speakers. I did not need the Airfoil App on the IPAD. This Airfoil speakers was unstable to me so AirServer is perfect.
Now with the IPAD, I can select any music, send it to PC, which then spread to any zones in the house and I can control these Zones with my console IPAD application.
That is simply great.
Thanks to all for your contribution.