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High quality lossless audio transfer requires a network with sufficient bandwidth and low latency. In order to have the best possible experience using the Airplay feature, a well performing Wi-Fi network is essential.
If the response times on the network are greater than 10ms, or highly variable, you may experience disruption in audio, usually in the form of audible gaps in playback and/or audio crackling.
To test the condition of the wireless network, begin by testing the ability of any wireless device to reach the router. If a laptop is available, open a command prompt or terminal window and attempt to ping the router. In order to help avoid interferece or wireless range limitations, start by testing the wireless device as close as possible to the wireless router.
If a laptop is not available, you can attempt to ping an iOS device from a wired computer and again check for responsiveness.
You may also attempt to AirPlay directly from iTunes of a wired computer in order to test for any sound trouble.
If you have found the symptoms described above when using Airplay, there are a few available options.
Some routers may be have advanced setup options to allow changes to upload speed and range. If the router is not performing well, it may need to be replaced, firmware updated or moved to a more central location. In cases where range is an issue, a wireless extender or signal booster may help.
Note: MMS Firmware version 1.51 and higher has an additional feature for setting the buffer size available on Airplay streaming higher than the default 2 seconds.
• Upgrade your Apple device to the latest iOS version.