Instead of going round in circles, which will be a tedious read of yes,no,yes,no.
There are plenty of apps that access my nas, play files ( Iphone is not jail-broken), then airplay.
Is it ok with you if I just carry on using AirPlay and enjoying it?
I don't want to 'race' against anyone or send my wife a 'gift' of one of my favourite tracks, suddenly played loud in the bathroom and frightening her. (Even assuming we had a bathroom system.)
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Airplay = simple = achieves everything I need it to.
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Super, You've teased us long enough ! What are your findings?
Well airplay is more susceptible to dropouts over wireless than DLNA (but unless you're over long range or have lots of interference its doubtful you'd notice). I doubt there's anything in it.
Its worth pointing out that there some decent DLNA clients apps available for IOS - so you're not stuck with only being able to stream audio.
One assumes that Apple will have to add support for WifiDirect/Miracast at some point to stay competitive.
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Reading the what hifi reviews there was more than once mentioned that streaming over cat cable was not only more stable, but would sound better too.
Now I can confirm from my own experience. Dlna sounds better then AirPlay over wifi.
Don't understand it, as it is the same data played over the same system, but I can hear it quite clearly. Tighter sound, more clearly defined.
Quite a good 'upgrade' for the tenner the cat5e cable cost me.
Edit: btw it's not a *night and day* difference but more like 5-10% in my experience.
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Airplay resamples from 44.1 khz to 48 khz. This must do some damage as 48 is not a simple multiple of 44.1. Sampling errors will probably be doubled.
Whether or not the effect will be audible I do not know. I have Airplay from my iPad, but I avoid it for serious music listening.
Hmmm. There could be a downgrade in audio due to sampling, although I couldn't find a definitive answer on the web. Yes, atv and airport express may use 48 kHz up sampling, but I don' t use either. I'm using a dlna and AirPlay enabled streamer; the only thing I changed was placing a cat5e cable between router and streamer, nothing else...
Really - without your laptop being on or using a jailbroken appletv? Dont think so.
Any yes I can stream anything to my tv/amp using medialink.
ATV1 & iPhone. Simples.
Its quite simple - Airplay uses UDP which does not have error retry - so it has to compensate for missing packets, DLNA is TCP/IP based so any failed packets just get resent.
On a short-range home network it wont make much of a difference.
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