Audio stream from airport express while watching a music video on laptop

Can anyone help with instructions to have the audio portion of an itunes purchased video stream across the airport express while the video plays on the macbook. It seems to work fine with all of the music files but in trying to watch a video i purchased the audio will only play through the macbook. Any help is appreciated

Hello ehende2. Welcome to the Apple Discussions!
Sorry, but you won't be able to do this as this is a limitation of iTunes/AirTunes.
(ref: iTunes: Movie sound does not play through AirTunes)

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