AVPLAYER HD WITH APPLE TV

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  1. Glboater

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    I've been using AVPlayer HD for its ease of use but when using it with Apple TV im "mirror" mode, the moviw, while fine on the ipad is all Herky Jerky on the TV. I was playing an MKV file with is supposed to work and I even tried converting it to MP4 but still no luck. I've tried deleting and reinstalling AVPlayer but the same thing.

    Any help is appreciated since AVPlayer Support never answers any questions on their products.

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    If you play mp4 movies in the Videos app, you can use AirPlay to send them to your Apple TV without mirroring. I don't think Videos can handle any other file format, but it does mp4 adequately.

    I just streamed an mp4 from my iPad 3 to my Apple TV 3, and it played smoothly.
     
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    So you say to convert files to MP4 and then put them in AVPlayer?
     
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    I'm saying that you may get smoother playback if you use an app that supports AirPlay without having to mirror the iPad display. If AVPlayer won't do that, then use another player. Videos, the player app that came with your iPad, will do that, but it only plays mp4.

    Before I got an Apple TV, I tried several third-party apps to watch MKV and AVI movies on my iPad. None of them worked very well. Now, I convert everything to mp4, store them on my iMac, and play them directly to Apple TV without going through the iPad.
     
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    I of course used to do that and will try it again, but using an app like CinXPlayer or AV Player was much easie. To be honest it worked fine for the longest time, now, I get nothing but these erratic playbacks. Maybe it's an Apple TV issue that needs addressing.

    Thanks for your input.
     
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    Have you rebooted your router lately? How about your Apple TV? It can't hurt...
     
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    Good suggestion but yes I have with no difference. I tried one of the previous post suggestions of converting everything to MP4 and but it in the native iPad video app and it works fine but I would much rather not have to convert everything and use the AV Player and have it working like it originally was.
     
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    Try some different movie players. VLC, for example.
     
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    If you read the app description for AV Player, it says if the screen shakes, it means hardware decoding is not supported by your device. It suggests to turn off "hybrid decoding" in the settings.

    Not sure if that helps any.

    In addition, I don't see anywhere where it says it is AirPlay compatible.
     

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