Transfer of data, usually audio or video, that allows the end user to consume the content without having to fully download a data file first.

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Is Apple TV intelligent enough to stream directly from a NAS?

I'm considering purchasing an Apple TV. I understand that I need to include movies in iTunes in order to play them on the device. On my iMac, my movies are linked in iTunes over a shared drive to my ...
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5answers
39k views

Is there a way to stream video to an Apple TV without iTunes?

Can I stream video to an Apple TV without using iTunes? iTunes is good, but if I can have another way to stream video, it would be great.
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4answers
614 views

Mobile Safari - link to MP3 and show album art?

I've created a web page that has a link to an MP3 file. When I click the link, the OS plays the MP3 with a full screen image of a generic image: Is it possible to show album art in this view? I've ...
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4answers
15k views

Can I stream music from my laptop to my iPod Touch over wifi?

Rather than running a long cable from my Laptop to my stereo, I've been thinking for a while about getting one of those wireless devices that lets you transmit audio from your PC to a receiver plugged ...
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6answers
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Can I turn a Windows machine into an AirPlay destination?

Is there software available that'll make a Windows PC running XP appear as an AirPlay destination in my Mac's iTunes? I'd like to be able to stream audio from my Macs to a Windows machine I use as my ...
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3answers
12k views

Wirelessly play audio from an iPad to a Mac

Is it possible to send audio from an iPad to a Mac to make use of speakers connected to Mac? Either Bluetooth or WiFi will work, it doesn't matter to me. The problem is, it's much easier to play ...
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5answers
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Are there any car stereos out there that support AirPlay?

First, I understand that I'm walking a fine line but, to be clear, I am sticking to the FAQ and I am not asking for hardware recommendations. Instead, I simply want to know if there are any car ...
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10answers
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How can I stream files to my iPad?

I have loads of videos and music on my computer, which I want to watch on my iPad. However, I want to stream it to it, so I can grab what I feel like watching rather than having to preload ...
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3answers
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Send audio output of MacBook to iPhone for remote listening

Is it possible to send audio from music in iTunes, or from movies on Netflix, or video game sounds, etc., from my MacBook and receive and listen to the audio on my iPhone? I'm thinking of this working ...
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3answers
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Stream iOS camera live video to other device over Wifi

Is there an app that can capture live video on one iOS device and broadcast it over wifi so all my other iOS devices can play it? Streaming it over the internet would be even better...
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4answers
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What software alternatives support streaming via AirPlay?

The Apple TV arrived! I'm slightly bummed that I can only stream from iTunes, and therefore only use formats that iTunes supports. I haven't found a single other video player that supports AirPlay, ...
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6answers
2k views

How do I stream Mac audio to Linux computer?

is there any way to stream audio from my Mac to my Linux computer (my av receiver is connected to that)?
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4answers
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Do I need Apple TV to stream wirelessly to my TV?

I recently bought a new TV. Now I want to mirror my MacBook Air on it. I don't need all the other fancy features of Apple TV (I don't have an iPhone/iPad, don't use iTunes etc.). Right now I'm using a ...
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3answers
3k views

How can I stream audio to multiple computers at the same time?

I'm trying to stream music to different computer's speakers simultaneously. Currently I'm doing this by physically timing the start of the song on each computer. Are there any built in utilities or ...
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1answer
2k views

What are the compression/resolution/bandwidth limitations of Airplay mirroring?

In a perfect world Airplay mirroring would display identical results compared to an HDMI cable. In other words, the frames per second, resolution, and image quality would be unaffected by the use of ...
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4answers
10k views

Why won't Netflix play videos on my iPad?

Go to watch any video instantly. Click on play video. It'll say that it's preparing to load. Then it switches to the video screen for half a second, then back to the preparing to load screen, then ...
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3answers
661 views

How to stream radio from the command line?

There is an iMac in our lab at university, running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. It is never used, so we have taken to using it to play music, as we can SSH to it, and it does not require any permissions to ...
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1answer
4k views

Is there a workaround to enable streaming music to multiple speakers from iOS?

It is well documented that you cannot stream to more than one AirPlay compatible device through iOS. (In an early developer build of 4.0 the functionality was put in but was taken out in the GM). I ...
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2answers
1k views

What rtmp streaming software solutions exist?

I've been doing some live streaming lately, and learned that Adobe's Flash Media Live Encoder is cross-platform. Unfortunately, it's been ludicrously unstable crashing occasionally during use, and ...
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4answers
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Streaming music paid app

I am getting really annoyed by the number of ads that I get in Pandora and am considering shelling out $36 for the paid version. Are there other streaming music iPhone apps that I can review before I ...
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2answers
427 views

What media formats are playable/streamable on Apple TV?

For both the new (tiny) generation, and the last generation, what media formats and codecs are supported for streaming to Apple TV? How does that streaming work -- is it all iTunes-based, or are ...
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2answers
1k views

Apple TV mirroring performance

I have a MacBook Air (April 2013) and a new Apple TV. Mirroring of the desktop is alright if I disable my TV's post-processing of the image. But If I start a video (VLC or Netflix for example), the ...
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1answer
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How can I make AirFoil detect the speaker without rebooting the Mac?

When my Mac goes to sleep, and I awake it, AirFoil no longer detects my Airport Expert speakers. I always need to restart OS X to make AirFoil detect it; restarting AirFoil doesn't fix it. Do you ...
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4answers
679 views

Video broadcasting application for OS X

I need tips on a good application that you can stream "live" video and publish that on a website. The source is raw video from a video mixer and i will have my os x machine in the middle and then out ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to stream an RTSP feed to an iPhone?

A co-worker of mine wants to stream an RTSP streaming video feed to his iphone so he can tap into his child's daycare center here and there. Any ideas on how to do this?
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1answer
838 views

Is there a way to get the VLC app for iOS now?

This app was taken down because of licensing reasons. People have reported that they were able to get the app loaded on new devices such as the new iPad (which was released after this app was removed) ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to play 1080p MKV files on iPad2 over uPnP?

I have just configured my Drobo FS to be a uPnP server on which I have lots of 1080p MKVs. My little boy loves his movies (Nemo / Cars / etc), so I was hoping to be able to let him watch them on the ...
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1answer
1k views

Why do subtitles not work when streaming via AirPlay to Apple TV?

Whenever I use AirPlay to watch streamed content (streaming from the web (via an app or Safari), that is, not from a downloaded movie) from my iPad to my Apple TV, subtitles are never carried over. ...
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2answers
1k views

How to record/stream iPhone 4 screen with iOS 7?

I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 7 and I want to record the screen from the device, or stream the screen of the device on my MacBook Pro and record it with QuickTime. How can I do that? I have AirServer, ...
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3answers
5k views

Screencast Video Stream

Our school radio station is currently supplementing the audio based lessons with a slideshare meeting-based slideshow. Unfortunately slideshare has been pretty buggy and any time we want to stream ...
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2answers
621 views

DVD drive connected wirelessly to iPad

I watch a bunch of movies on DVD that I get from Netflix. I'd really like to watch them from my iPad, but of course my iPad doesn't have a DVD drive. Is there a way to have a DVD drive somewhere in ...
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2answers
376 views

Website embedded video stream in VLC

Sometims I’m watching live events on websites that have an embedded flash video player. Is it possible to take the stream to a native player such as VLC? If so, what would be the steps?
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4answers
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How to watch/run videos served by KA_Lite server on iPod touch?

I am running KA Lite(Khan Academy Lite) on my PC and I can access the local server, log-in, browse and play the videos from it. This same server is accessible via WiFi on my iPod touch. However, I'm ...
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2answers
319 views

buffering location /tmp?

I was a long time Ubuntu user before I moved on to a Mac; so I'm used to seeing videos on YouTube and copying the buffered files from /tmp to another place for later viewing, if I like the video. I ...
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1answer
972 views

Sending Network (.m3u8) Stream to AirPlay?

I have a Mac, an Apple TV, and I have a network video stream (.../stream.m3u8) that I'd like to send over AirPlay to my Apple TV. If I open it in QuickTime/VLC, it plays great, but neither support ...
2
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1answer
967 views

Macbook air stutters during streaming video

I am streaming video from an ASUS router to a macbook air (2013) and having horrible stuttering problems. No big deal, you may say - I just don't have the bandwidth for it. The only thing is, if I ...
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1answer
895 views

Where do Adobe AIR applications cache video files?

I have various players that play videos from websites, I want to know where those videos are cached. Because it's AIR, I suppose it's caching in a particular place, but I can't find it.
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2answers
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How do I copy the name of the song currently playing on an internet radio station in iTunes?

I frequently feel like Googling, YouTubing, or downloading some song playing on an internet radio station. Mac OS X's iTunes displays the song information, but doesn't provide any obvious route to ...
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1answer
812 views

How can I tell if a QuickTime movie is prepared for streaming?

I have been given a QuickTime file to place on a web site for my client. I requested the file be prepared for streaming using "Fast Start - Compressed Header" so that the video with start to play as ...
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0answers
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how do i get OLD photos out of my photo stream folders

I have 700 photos on my photo stream (recovered after a lost phone! and older than 30 days) but I can't figure out how to download them. only the most recent (100-ish) photos upload to iCloud photos. ...
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0answers
494 views

Is it possible to re-route a Firewire DV Input as a webcam to use it in Google+ Hangouts?

I'm trying to use a Firewire DV input in a Google+ Hangout in order to do Hangouts on Air. Currently, it appears that Hangouts does not support DV inputs, which makes things difficult (essentially, ...
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3answers
3k views

How do I wirelessly stream my movies to my projector?

I love using my Airport Express to wirelessly play my music. I have a projector at home, and I would like to wirelessly play my movies, which were not downloaded with iTunes. I was considering ...
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3answers
716 views

Streaming a movie to my iPhone 3GS through ITunes

Is there any way to stream a video from my iTunes library to my iPhone 3GS? I have a couple of videos sitting in the 'Movies' folder of my iTunes, but when I start up my iPhone iPod application, it ...
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2answers
867 views

Screen capture software that streams to Apple TV?

Is there any application that can stream content of a screen, or application window to Apple TV? I would like something that works in similar fashion as AirFoil, but for captured screen content ...
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2answers
340 views

Stream All Audio to Speakers

I'm looking for a device that will wirelessly stream my computer (13" Macbook Pro) audio to my 5.1 speakers. I've seen that AirPort supports 2.0 streaming of iTunes music, but I'd like support for all ...
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1answer
4k views

Streaming purchased DVD through Apple TV

I am trying to stream a DVD from my MacBook Air to my TV with the Apple TV. When it comes up on the screen, it only shows a checkerboard design. If I disengage the Apple TV, the DVD shows perfectly on ...
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2answers
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How to push streamed music from iPad to TV

I have a Samsung UA46D8000, which is a really cool TV. It is plugged into my router and understands DNLA protocols. The TV is great, however the remote is unsuitable for selecting music. Here's ...
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1answer
625 views

How can I stream all audio from my imac into a PC on the same network?

I would like all iMac sounds to go through my network into my PC speakers. Is there an available solution for this?
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3answers
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Streaming Video Content/Conversion - MacBook Pro (iTunes) to Apple TV [.MKV to .M4V]

I have a few .MKV video files that I would like to be able to list in iTunes so that I can stream to my Apple TV device. I currently use the Beamer app (MacBook) to stream them across however I was ...
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Getting iTune to add remote items to library

I keep my music on a local Ubuntu server. Is there any way I can get iTunes to recognize the networked directory as part of its library?