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BeoVision 11 - Apple TV and AirParrot: Need help with streaming issue!

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BeoWorldMan
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BeoWorldMan posted on Mon, Feb 4 2013 12:46 PM

Hello everyone,

I need some advice/support/help/any good ideas on my streaming issue.

My current setup: BeoVision 11 + Apple TV (3rd gen) + Airport Extreme + High End PC with WIN7 64bit

The issue is as follows: I would very much like to stream movies and youtube stuff from my PC to my BeoVision 11. I found this neat application that allows this - called AirParrot ( http://airparrot.com/ ) - works flawlessly at one of my friends setup - but not in my case!

In my case streaming video from my PC - to the Apple TV and finally on the BeoVision 11 works OK ... but the audio is buzzing and very very noisy.

Question: Do any of you guys have any experience in this streaming-setup with AirParrot? Or just streaming to your BV 11 in general? Maybe setting up Apple TV on a BeoVision 11?

NB: I have contacted AirParrot Support to figure out if there are any issues with their software - so this thread will focus on anything else then Airparrot.

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BeoSin
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Not sure why you want to do this, as the Apple TV has YouTube built-in and you can already access your desktop iTunes library via Apple TV. 

symmes
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I just ran AirParrot test with a 2011 macbook white to atv 3 to BV11-55 and it worked fine.  No buzz whatsoever.  

BeoWorldMan
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Thank you for this quick test. The only difference on our two setups are the computer then. I have all my drivers (audio - video - you name it) updated. But thx for testing it on the atv3 and bv11 - now I might be able to narrow it down to my own computer then .... Even though it is a fairly new and high end one.... Windows 7 though ...

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We use AirParrot from two different MacBooks to two different BV8s (over time, we started out on the BV8-32, and the switched to BV8-40).

The only noise problem I encountered was when we were in trial mode and the first 20 minutes had expired -- after which AP deliberately scrambles the audio signal.

Maybe your licence keys are partially scrambled -- I presume they are somewhere in the Windows registry ?

Others have pointed out, we rarely use AirParrot because:

a) YouTube is on the ATV and with the latest upgrade it has bluetooth keyboard support and it is now actually usable (tab key supported, as well as accelerator keys on lists e.g. "s" jumps to "Seven Samurai")

b) ATV access the iTunes . iCloud libraries (although I have not tested the bluetooth keyboard on these applets)

c) we use Plex a lot, access the multiple formats we have through Plex server and Plex client on the iPad and then airplay to the ATV 

Air Parrot's role is in supporting back level MacBooks projecting game testing screen plays

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BeoWorldMan
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Hi elephant,

Thank you very much for your post on my issue! Later - I will try to figure out where AP stores my key in regedit - maybe there is an error somewhere :)

I will post my findings here in this thread.

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