Apple TV is small device that attaches to a TV using HDMI and streams content from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and sports leagues, as well as content on computers using iTunes Home Share over a wireless or wired connection. It's controlled either via an infra red remote control device, or ...

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Can I stream any video played with VLC player to Apple TV?

Can I stream any video played with VLC player to Apple TV ? Any additional plug-in for it...?
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How to install Ubuntu on a 1st gen Apple TV?

I want to install Ubuntu on my 1st gen Apple TV. How should I go about doing this, using as little third-party software as possible?
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Can I un-jailbreak an Apple TV?

I'm considering switching out my Windows-based HTPC for an Apple TV unit that will stream media off a Mac in my house. This will work out okay for me as long as I can jailbreak the unit and install ...
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Is there software to mirror a Windows PC via AirPlay?

I would like to mirror my Windows PC to my Apple TV via AirPlay. I've found a few options which enable Windows Media Player to receive video via AirPlay. I've also found an application named Airfoil ...
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Can I use the new Apple TV without a TV to play my Mac's audio to my stereo?

I currently have an AirPort Express (Newest N version) that is connected to my AirPort Extreme Base Station via ethernet. I have no other use for it (printer, wifi extender, etc.) other than it being ...
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Why do some apps only Airplay the audio?

For the background info: I have an iPod Touch [4g] running iOS 5.0.1 and an AppleTV 2 running the latest software. I've noticed that while the majority of third-party video apps do AirPlay just fine ...
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Airplay Quality Issue From MacBook Pro

Long story short, my question is - is there a known quality issue using Airplay from a MacBook? And is there a way to improve quality? Details I have an HDTV here that I'm using for Airplay ...
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How do I add an Apple TV to hotel wifi without a browser?

I'm staying at a hotel and want to use my Apple TV. My problem is that because there's no browser on the Apple TV I can't get to the proxy web page where I can accept the terms of service. I found a ...
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AirPlay Quality Issues from iPad

I have a 1st gen iPad 32GB + WiFi and AppleTV 2nd gen. I'm having issues playing back streaming content from my iPad to my AppleTV over AirPlay. An example of this is audio from Pandora (Internet), ...
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AirPlay on Apple TV 2 failing more often than it works

I'm finding that when streaming video or audio from either my iPad 1 or iPhone 4 to my Apple TV 2, it more often than not fails (although it does occasionally work). I'd say 6/10 it fails. I'll: ...
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What devices can receive an iOS AirPlay audio stream?

In addition to printing, the other feature in iOS 4.2 that I'd been looking forward to was AirPlay. My understanding from the keynote when it was introduced was that it allowed iOS to stream audio to ...
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Are there known DTS or Dolby Digital encoded videos readily available on Apple TV for testing?

I am trying to troubleshoot playback of discretely encoded 5.1 audio on Apple TV. It is apparent that Apple TV can "pass through" Dolby Digital (aka AC-3). Are there readily available video clips ...
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Is there a way to play 5.1 surround via Apple TV?

I have several albums on DVD with both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 versions. I'd like to be able to listen to them without dealing with physical disks all the time. I have no problem using ffmpeg ...
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What Linux variants can be installed on an 1st generation Apple TV?

I want to install some version of Linux on my 1st gen Apple TV. What Linux variants can be installed on an Apple TV? Bonus points: is this even a good idea? How useful is the Apple TV as a ...
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Does the AppleTV support multiple Apple ID accounts?

I'm considering buying the new AppleTV, but I'm wondering if it works in the way that I want it to work. What I would like is that my wife can take pictures on her iPhone and have them sync via iCloud ...
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Can I direct the audio signal from Apple TV?

I have the following equipment: I have all my music files stored in iTunes on the pictured iMac. When I play music it follows a path from the iMac through the Time Capsule to the Airport Express. ...
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Can I record iPad screen contents over AirPlay to an Apple TV and then recording the HDMI output?

Does the AppleTV HDMI output include any copy protection (e.g. HDCP)? If so, is it always present, or only when playing DRM'd content? I'd like to use the AppleTV (with AirPlay mirroring from an ...
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Apple TV, content from two users on same mac

My parents have an iMac that they share using fast user switching. They each have an iTunes library, where mom keeps the pictures from the family's digital camera and her music collection, and dad ...
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Setting up Apple TV without a TV

How can I make my Apple TV 1st gen join a WiFi network without having a TV connected? Is there an OSX utility for set up in the same way there is with Airport Express?
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Create keyboard shortcuts for menu bar items that don't have shortcuts?

How can I create a keyboard shortcut for something that doesn't have a keyboard shortcut? Example, I use Airparrot to mirror my iMac to my Apple TV. I'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut to the ...
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AirPlay option disappeared?

I have the AppleTV connected via WiFi. I tried AirPlay via WiFi using my iPhone and it mirrored perfectly. The next day, the AppleTV was sleeping before I turned it on using the Apple Remote. However, ...
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How does Airplay from iCloud actually work?

Airplay from iCloud is part of the newest Apple TV update however I don't understand how it is supposed to work. Should I see a new option on my device when I'm airplaying something from it? This is ...