Questions tagged [streaming]

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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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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Bluetooth audio choppy/skips on El Capitan

I'm using the music receiver bluetooth TP-Link HA100 and when doing streaming from Spotify or iTunes the audio has clicks in and out and skips like a scratched CD. Simply unusable. I'm on MacBookPro ...
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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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Is there a way to stream video to an Apple TV without iTunes? [closed]

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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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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How can I stream files to my iPad? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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“Internet Radio” gone from iTunes 12.7

The "Internet Radio" feature to stream from hundreds of suggested URLs around the world, and allowing me to add my own URL for a stream, is gone from iTunes 12.7. Did Apple move this feature to a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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copy the link of the current played video/stream in iOS

Is it possible to copy the link of the current played video/stream in iOS in the Safari or another 3rd party Browser? Have a look at the screenshot below in the bottom left corner. In OS X I'm able ...
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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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How to stream audio using FFMPEG?

Building on @Allan's answer, I'm trying to redirect the ffmpeg output to a server. $ ffmpeg -f avfoundation -i ":1" -t 10 - | ssh user@host .... - But I get the following error message: "At ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Listen to a specific song on iPhone

What is the easiest way to stream/listen to a specific song for free, that's not in your iTunes library from an iPhone? On a PC, I'd go on Deezer.com, launch spotify, try Hype Machine... But on the ...
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ExtremeCap U3, RECentral, and El Capitan

I recently upgraded to El Capitan and RECentral, the streaming application I use to play my Wii U on my iMac, no longer starts up reliably. Sometimes it just beachballs for 10 minutes until an image ...
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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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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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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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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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Stream from Mac to Samsung UN32J5205AFXZA

Environment MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) OS X 10.10.5 Samsung TV UN32J5205AFXZA Both devices working on a 1,000 Mbps home network Problem I am trying to stream video from the Mac to the TV but ...
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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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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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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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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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“Airplay 2” to a Mac?

I have software (Reflector 2 and Airserver) that allow me to stream over AirPlay 1 from my iOS device. However, AirPlay 1 does not allow me to use the multiple device feature built into AirPlay 2. I ...
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Why are some streaming players not playing no matter how long you wait?

Unfortunately, most streaming players I'm currently using, except YouTube, have this exact same problem. Sometimes they simply don't play, even though they should have been loaded far enough. But in ...
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Streaming Content from Family Purchase

I have iTunes family sharing with several members of my family. Apple TV: I see the TV shows and movies I've purchased and I can stream them. I can also see the purchases from other members of my ...
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In Sierra, did Apple remove the ability to play HLS streams in Quicktime Player?

For years, I've been able to use Quicktime to play live HLS video streams such as http://hls.twit.tv/flosoft/mp4:twitStream_720/playlist.m3u8. I open Quicktime, go to File -> Open Location, and paste ...
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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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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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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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Stream Netflix movie from iPhone to Mac

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro and an iPhone 8. I use Netflix app on my iPhone and have downloaded a movie in it for offline viewing. Is there a way for me to stream the movie on my iPhone onto my MacBook?...
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Is there a simple way to temporarily grant network access to a single application?

Is it possible to only allow one single application to access the network connection, excluding all other applications from generating network traffic. Streaming video or music locally over the ...
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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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Watch Mac's iSight (webcam) on another Mac over LAN

I have two Macs (A MacBook Air, and a MacBook Pro). Now, I'd like to view the live picture of the webcam of one MacBook on the other. (So, I'd like to stream my webcam or, equivalently use my iSight ...
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Does the HomePod offer 3rd-party apps?

Does the Apple HomePod speaker system support additional functionality through third-party apps? For example, will I be able to stream services such as SomaFM through a HomePod unit?
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What is the current method to set a larger cache size for VLC player on a Mac?

What is the current way to set the cache size to 10 or 20 seconds so that the video over network won't lag? Details: I have an NAS, and use it as a file server. Sometimes when I stream some files ...