1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 30, 2010 3:57 PM by eferz RSS

    sling app output to tv

    kalexus

      Wouldn't it be great if the app allowed for a video output to a tv? That way, even travelling in a hotel, you can connect the iphone/ipod/ipad to the room's tv (with the proper cable) and watch your own tv through the slingbox! How can we ask if the Sling developers can update the app for this?

        • Re: sling app output to tv
          eferz Expert

          You'll be better off using the "Action" panel on the right-side of this thread to move it into the Enchanment Request Forum.

           

          Officially: No.

           

          In  my experience, only the offical apps which break out using the standard  MediaPlayer.framework will work with the iPhone AV cables.  Those app  include Quicktime, YouTube, iPod, Safari, and Streamtome.  There are  probably more but those are the one I've used personally.   Unfortunately, the Slingplayer for iPhone only uses bits a pieces of the  framework with a custom UI overlay, so it does not support TV out  natively.

           

          Jailbroken: Yes (via Cydia apps).

           

          In  the MediaPlayer.framework API there is a class called MPTVOutWindow  that can be used to force TV out.  Unfortunately, its an undocumented  class, so its not offically supported by Apple.  All of the apps that  have tried to used it was denied on the iTunes App Store.  However, if  you have a jailbroken iPhone you can get apps like TVout2, Landscape TV  Out, or ScreenSplitr in conjunction with the Slingplayer app to support  TV out via the Apple Composite or Component Cables for iPhone.