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Windows Media Center gets AirPlay support

Windows Media Center gets AirPlay support
Steven
  • On May 23, 2011
  • http://www.winextra.com

When Apple released AirPlay for their iOS devices little did Windows Media Center users think that it would benefit them however with a new plugin created by developer Thomas Pleasanc Windows Media Center users can now share videos from their iPads or other iOS gadgets.

Ian Dixon over at The Digital Lifestyle had a chance to run the plugin through its paces and had the following to say about it.

So from an iOS device you can send a video directly to Windows Media Center and it will play full screen without shelling out of Media Center. I gave it a try today and found it worked really well, once you have the Windows Media Center addin you can use Airplay with pictures and videos. It also worked with the iPad’s Youtube app.

It’s great way of being able to share videos and pictures from an iOS device to the TV using Media Center. Especially useful if you have some photos on your iPhone and you want to show them off on the TV. I was impressed how quickly video playback started, within seconds of selecting Windows Media Center Airplay option my Media Center PC was playing the video and without leaving Media Center at all.  Music features and not included in this build, that may be coming soon.

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