* The latest Apple TV update (early December 2010) breaks AirPlay streaming from webout. Consider the feature broken until 4.3 is released. *
Ever wanted to display a webpage on a TV, projector or monitor from your iPad or iPhone? Or wished Safari could show you the article you're reading without ads and other annoying page elements?
webout lets you do that with minimal settings to configure and ease-of-use in mind. Plug in your VGA adapter any time to activate the screen mirroring or tap on the action button to choose a way to get your web 'out'.
webout can also find HTML5 videos on many webpages, and stream them on to your Apple TV (2nd Gen). Requires 4.2, a device that supports multitasking and the latest OS version on your Apple TV. The Apple TV can also only show certain types of h264 content, as described on the Tech Specs page for the device on Apple.com.
** MAKE SURE YOU'VE TESTED AIRPLAY BEFORE RUNNING WEBOUT **
webout also has support for Instapaper's mobilizer for reading articles in nice, serif print.
Compatible with CNN, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and more.
** Problems streaming videos? Email email@example.com with the webpage. **
webout uses a combination of DOM tag searching on the HTML5 'video' tag. Some popular websites (such as iPlayer, etc) obfuscate the tag so that it is not visible in source. It also uses an API call discovered by Erica Sadun and Steven Troughton-Smith, to whom I am very thankful for.
Having problems with "plug-in handled load"? Sorry, but that's an iOS 4.x bug, and not a webout issue. This update should fix that problem (hopefully - I don't get that error on any of my devices and hence couldn't test the fix), at least until Apple sorts it out.
This update only supports 4.2.1.
Remember, if you can't load a video, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the address and I'll do what I can.
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