HOW-TO:Use video output on iOS

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Native video out as of XBMC v12 (Frodo) is now supported for HDMI adapter, VGA adapter, and AirPlay mirroring (to ATV2/3 only for mirroring). Currently limited to 720P outout:

HDMI/VGA adapter (A4 processor or higher) AirPlay mirroring (requires A5 processor or higher)

1. Before opening XBMC, first plug in the video out adapter and connect it to the display

1. Before opening XBMC enable global AirPlay mirroring

On iOS 6: Double-tapping the home button, swiping from left to right to bring up the volume control and AirPlay icon, and selecting your Apple TV from the options.

On iOS 7/8: Bring up the Control Center by swiping from the bottom of the screen to the top, and then selecting AirPlay, and then select Apple TV from the options.

2. Go to Settings -> Appearance -> Skin and change the skin to something like Confluence (not required, but makes operating XBMC on a TV easier).
3. Go to Settings -> System -> Video output and change it to "Display #2"
4. Now you can use the iDevice screen for directional navigation by swiping. Tap to select things, two finger tap to go back.

Note: AirPlay mirroring only works from an iDevice with an A5 or higher SoC (iPhone 4S, iPad 2/3), and will only stream to the native AirPlay feature of Apple TV 2 and 3 (in other words, it won't work with XBMC's AirPlay server as a target).
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