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Mirror Play from Macbook?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by amitabhbansal, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    friends,
    i have apple tv 3, i have enabled home sharing on it and also on macbook pro 17" itunes, by this i am able to play the contents from itunes but need to mirrorplay, please guide me to do so, i found some paid softwares but dont want to buy anything more now.
     
  2. macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

    #2
    wait for Mountain Lion it will have that feature
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    #3
    If you are an Apple Developer, you can download Mountain Lion (10.8) now and use it. I tried it and it works very well.

    Beware though, lots of things don't work yet in 10.8, Virtualization software (Virtual box, VM, etc), the address book and a number of other little things. Virtual Box will totally hang your system for example.

    I have to admit, sharing you desktop on any of your Apple TVs is nice.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    #4
    So yeah, as stated, either you buy an OSX Developer License ($99 a year) or you buy an additional piece of software. There's no "free" way to get desktop mirroring on an AppleTV.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

    #5
    anybody have any idea how much mountain lion is gonna run to current users? first Mac user here so I am unfamiliar with the upgrade process.
     
  6. macrumors 603

    blueroom

    #6
    Usually $29
     
  7. macrumors newbie

    #7
    Considering the display port to hdmi adaptor is $29.99 I would say that's a steal.
     
  8. macrumors 603

    blueroom

    #8
    Sure is. Opposite the soon to be obsolete crazily overpriced internal SuperDrive @ $200
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    #9


    I am guessing you are talking about AirParrot? If you only need to stream from one MacBook, then the single license is only $10, so not too bad. I've tried it out and the picture is pretty choppy, but it gets the job done. But it appears that the trial version will continue to work, just in 20 minute increments. If you don't have a lot to watch, that may suffice until ML comes out?
     

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