- Solution: AirPlay or AirPlay Mirroring supported Format
- Step-by-Step Guide to AirPlay Video from PC/Mac to Apple TV 3/2
AirPlay through iTunes makes it easy to play photos, videos, music from Windows computer (Windows 8 included) and MacBook Air/MacBook Pro/Mac mini/iMac/Mac Pro on your HDTV via Apple TV. AirPlay Mirroring even powers the streaming. AirPlay Mirroring lets you show exactly what’s on your Mac (web pages, games, photos, videos, spreadsheets, class material, and more) to HDTV in the room via Apple TV.
AirPlay Mirroring is powerful for screen sharing. However, it does not include Windows computer support yet. Mac computer will need to run with OS X Mountain Lion and whose iMac, MacBook Air, Mac mini is produced in Mid 2011 or newer or MacBook Pro in early 2011 or newer.If you use earlier version of iMac, MacBook Air, Mac mini, MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion, you will not able to take advantage of the AirPlay mirror feature.
If you use, Windows PC (Windows 8 included), or earlier version of iMac, MacBook Air, Mac mini, MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion or Mac computer with OS X other than Mountain Lion, you will not able to take advantage of the AirPlay mirror feature. In such circumstance, to view content from Your computer on HDTV via Apple TV, you will only need to use the AirPlay feature through iTunes.
AirPlay video on Windows and Mac through iTunes limits the format of your videos. Any format iTunes cannot support like AVI, MKV, WMV, DivX, XviD, and FLV video format, Airplay will not steam.
Even you are with latest OS X Mountain Lion and the lasted Mac, there are sometimes problems of AirPlay mirroring video content in MKV format in 1080p with FLAC, AC3, AAC audio codec, AVI with unusual audio content. For example, audio is slide-slow with the audio (audio video out of sync). Apple TV 2 cannot stream the 1080p video content.