Originally Posted by chefklc
Fred, do you get the Airplay icon to display in the menu bar?
Yes, I do get the Airplay icon. Everything looks identical to what it does with a monitor attached up to the point of actually selecting an Apple TV. I've been Googling like mad and found a possible solution:
Gefen DVI Detective Plus:http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=4715
Do you (or anyone else) know anything about this and whether or not it would work?
Since I temporarily have the monitor attached, I'll do some testing to compare results to iPad Airplay. I really love Air Video and the iPad, but there are some thing that my wife watches that we can only get through Hulu or streaming through Safari. My goal is to be able to use the iPad to start Airplay mirroring and then use one of the iPad remotes to control the Mini.
Update: I tried a couple of videos played from iTunes, and the quality was excellent, really indistinguishable from playing them from with Air Video. Playing the video in Quicktime Player didn't seem quite as good, but I may be imagining that. I think that the reason that iTunes is so good is that it shifts into a full-screen mode that is just dealing with the video rather than having to render the whole Mac desktop. The doesn't look quite as good as having the Mac directly connected to the TV, but it's still pretty good. Full screen video in Safari looks awfully good as well, all things considered, certainly a much better experience than on the laptop. I think that this is going to do exactly what I wanted it to do, assuming I can get rid of the monitor.
Update 2: More testing: EyeTV, live and recordings, Hulu Desktop, and XBMC. Everything worked perfectly. It's just as if the Mac were connected directly to the TV except that it's in a closet. So far it's taking two separate devices to control things. I thought I would be able to get Airplay mirroring started with Splashtop Remote on my iPad and then switch over to Rowmote for remote control, but leaving Splashtop ends the Airplay session. So for now I'm just leaving Splashtop running on the iPad and running Rowmote on my iPod. I prefer Rowmote on the iPod anyway, so it's not all bad.Edited by FredT - 7/26/12 at 7:06pm