AirParrot
AirParrot 1.5.4
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AirParrot uses AirPlay to mirror your Mac's screen to Apple TV, wirelessly. This is great for Macs that are older than mid-2011 as OS X 10.8's AirPlay mirroring does not work on them.
What's New
Version 1.5.4:
  • AirParrot now disables the "mirror displays" option in OS X while using Extend Desktop to prevent frozen AppleTV images
  • "Hide Notification Center" preference now only appears for users on OS X 10.8 and later
  • Resolved an issue that could cause an "Encoder Unavailable" error with latest Apple TV OS update
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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AirParrot User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 12 Dec 2013
Since installing Mavericks (OS 10.9) on my late 2009 MBP and early 2010 MPA (which formerly ran Snow Leopard), AirParrot has become less useful. it's staggering, often out of synch, and with mismatched video. It's simply incapable of mirroring streaming content as it did before. I'd rather have mirroring than Mavericks' few other nice but unnecessary features, so unless Apple or AirParrot comes up with a currently workable solution, I may have to remove Mavericks and reinstall Snow Leopard. Apple would no doubt wish me to buy newer machines, but those I have are serviceable, familiar, and enable my high-productivity workflow. Plus they don't cost $2000 apiece. However, I would prefer a solution to reinstalling Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.5.3]


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Xandra reviewed on 16 Jun 2013
This is MUST HAVE For ATV users (at least those without ML - and and probably those whose computers don't meet Apples' requirements)

It's a simple, elegant way to mirror your computer monitor via ATV on your TV: Great for things that don't play in iTunes (use VLC or other), and an excellent way to do demonstrations (assuming you've got a larger TV screen than monitor)

EASE of USE: Very simple setup (although I recall something of a 2step process in earlier versions under Snow Leop. to get audio working)
PERFORMANCE: I have a reliable, pretty fast network, and must say that at least under these conditions there's no lag at all.

IF you want to try to see how well it'll work on your system, get the demo at devs site at: http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/
[Version 1.5]


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Gent99 reviewed on 15 Feb 2013
If you'd like to view dvd from mac os x to appletv: forget it. Won't work
[Version 1.5]

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Molamola replied on 25 Apr 2013
DVDPLayer seems to have issues, maybe related to some copy protection. But watching a DVD f.e. using VLC works perfectly. Maybe 1/2 a star just because you have problems to get AirParrot to work with one specific app is a little harsh?
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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 28 Dec 2012
The audio fix was simply to delete the driver as indicated below in the comment on audio and then to restart AP, let it reinstall the driver, and voila!
[Version 1.5]


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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 28 Dec 2012
I tried out the new 1.5 version of AirParrot and generally am satisfied. It works as well on my old MacBook Pro as AirPlay does on my more modern Air -- and without all the distasteful ads, commercial crap, and unnecessary embellishments. I'm still missing audio, though I guess Support will find me the right drivers to make it work with Snow Leopard.

(I'm also glad not to have to use Mountain Lion or similar junk OS on my MBP which is easier to use than an ML-"enabled" Mac. What a step backward for Apple!)

For $10, I'm giving AirParrot a 4-star rating and if they solve the audio issue, I'll amend it to 5. So there.
[Version 1.5]


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Jreffner reviewed on 02 Oct 2012
I must admit that I'm very impressed with this software. AirServer may be great for AirPlaying my iOS source to my Mac, but I needed something to AirPlay a video from a web browser to my Apple TV. Air Parrot does it, and does it well!

I don't have to, (but can) Mirror the Mac or PC to the AppleTV, but even better is that I can AirPlay a specific app (such as Safari) so that I can watch an episode on regular Hulu, or a major network site such as ABC.

Why would I do this? Simple, if it isn't on Hulu Plus, NetFlix, or Amazon, and it is on Hulu or a netwok site, I can watch it on my TV!

Yes, I tried watching it on the Boxee browser from a Boxee box, but it has some massive Flash limitations. Air Parrot works with it all!
[Version 1.4.3]


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Cowicide commented on 09 Aug 2012
MacUpdate, this is 1.4.3, not 1.4.1 as of 08-08-2012
[Version 1.4.1]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 09 Aug 2012
Thanks Cowicide, I've updated the listing :)
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Thomas39 reviewed on 04 Aug 2012
This is a great App. Downloading and getting it set up is tricky.when asked, download the extensions.You really should go to the web site and read all the
instructions.Also the latest Version there
is 1.4.3. I'm using a 2008 iMac and the picture and streaming are fantastic.
[Version 1.4.1]

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Pedrotaquelim replied on 09 Sep 2012
" I'm using a 2008 iMac and the picture and streaming are fantastic." Say again?
What kind of resolution/quality, frame rate are you calling "fantastic"? I'm using a iMac early 2009 and the picture and streaming quality is lousy, terrible. The video lags, jumps frames, etc. Tried all resolutions and quality, and altought the speed gets a little better the video quality goes down to the "pixel crappy world" and it still jumps frames all over the place and that does not happen only when theres is many pixels moving on the screen, in this case it just gets a lot worse. If you want to get some internet/browsing mirroring in your HDTV, well, it useful, but not for cinema. Please.
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Dmu commented on 02 Aug 2012
The video works great and I would be very satisfied... but no audio?Seriously? Why would I pay to watch my screen on the TV and still have to listen through my pathetic laptop speakers? It installed "drivers" and restarted, but it made no difference. I have tried everything with every combination of settings. The only option left would be to send all of my system audio to airplay speakers (which I can and is all the more reason that this app should be able to supply audio), but why should I have to go through that trouble for software that is supposed to mirror my Mac to the TV painlessly? Until there is audio support, this serves no real purpose for me.
[Version 1.4.1]

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Dmu replied on 02 Aug 2012
and the plot thickens... after installing the "drivers" (which, by the way, there is no option to reinstall or uninstall... they just magically are there or not there with no tracing them to anything), mountain lion is no longer able to drag and drop anywhere in the system. it can drag, but it can no longer drop. this is in safari with bookmarks and pics, etc. in the finder with files, the dock with icons. you can pick things up, you cannot drop them. the only thing i have done from before and after the problem was open airparrot and install the "drivers" which i cannot uninstall because there is no option and i don't even know what they are.
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Dmu replied on 02 Aug 2012
Got a reply from AirParrot support, and a fix to the problem!

To remove the driver in question, simply take the following steps:

1. Open the "Terminal" application from Spotlight
2. Run the following command. You will be prompted for your system password

sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/APExtFramebuffer.kext

3. Reboot

It did, in fact, resolve the problem.
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Adewo replied on 14 Aug 2012
Thanks for steps sharing!
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Cyber reviewed on 13 Jun 2012
I love it!
[Version 1.0]


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Bob.jacobson had trouble on 12 Dec 2013
Since installing Mavericks (OS 10.9) on my late 2009 MBP and early 2010 MPA (which formerly ran Snow Leopard), AirParrot has become less useful. it's staggering, often out of synch, and with mismatched video. It's simply incapable of mirroring streaming content as it did before. I'd rather have mirroring than Mavericks' few other nice but unnecessary features, so unless Apple or AirParrot comes up with a currently workable solution, I may have to remove Mavericks and reinstall Snow Leopard. Apple would no doubt wish me to buy newer machines, but those I have are serviceable, familiar, and enable my high-productivity workflow. Plus they don't cost $2000 apiece. However, I would prefer a solution to reinstalling Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.5.3]


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Fred3rd had trouble on 31 Jan 2013
Doesn't work at all with Xbmc 12
[Version 1.5]

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Jolly_joker replied on 19 Mar 2013
The app is having problems.. the audio is not synced with the video.. Fix needed!

Eat_A_Peach rated on 19 Apr 2014

[Version 1.5.4]



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blondefurious rated on 08 Nov 2013

[Version 1.5.3]



praamena4331 rated on 16 Mar 2013

[Version 1.5]



robbe23 rated on 22 Nov 2012

[Version 1.5]



+2

MarkusVB rated on 19 Sep 2012

[Version 1.4.3]



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Pedrotaquelim rated on 09 Sep 2012

[Version 1.4.3]



Kenneth_c6214500 rated on 26 Jul 2012

[Version 1.4.1]



TroutDeep rated on 20 Jun 2012

[Version 1.0]



Singularity rated on 17 Mar 2012

[Version 1.0]



+99

R1000m rated on 27 Feb 2012

[Version 1.0]


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Date:01 Mar 2014
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AirParrot uses AirPlay to mirror your Mac's screen to Apple TV, wirelessly. This is great for Macs that are older than mid-2011 as OS X 10.8's AirPlay mirroring does not work on them.


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