Yes, you need a 2011 Mac or later - basically an i3, 5 ,or 7.My question is whether there are separate system requirements for AirPlay in 10.8 that are separate from the general system requirements? I recall a feature like AirPlay on Windows laptops in the past and it required specific Intel processors. I have a 2010 13" MBP with a C2D processor.
I did read that it's 2011 Mac's or later but the i5 is in the mid 2010 15" Macbook Pro...I know since that's the one I have (http://support.apple.com/kb/SP582).
Argg, that was that feature I was looking forward to, and I couldn't find any references stating it wouldn't work, but I had a hunch. My current generation iPod touch won't Airplay mirror with my AppleTV, either.
AirPlay requires a GPU with a Quick Sync hardware unit. AirPlay uses this unit to decode and encode the video in realtime.My question is whether there are separate system requirements for AirPlay in 10.8 that are separate from the general system requirements? I recall a feature like AirPlay on Windows laptops in the past and it required specific Intel processors. I have a 2010 13" MBP with a C2D processor.
That can be done on an app by app basis (assuming the developer supports it) and isnt dependent on ML - the function that ML offers is wireless display mirroring. Its not just airplay via an app.Can i airplay just a certain window i have up? Ie; Airplay a video in the background and still be using safari?
So this is what quick sync is and why my 2010 macbook pro with an i5 can't do airplay?AirPlay requires a GPU with a Quick Sync hardware unit. AirPlay uses this unit to decode and encode the video in realtime.
I imagine Air Parrot is also using a completely different method than what Apple is using that doesn't exploit hardware that Apple stopped selling when they were developing this feature.And yet Air Parrot manages on a Core 2 Duo. But then they aren't trying to sell new hardware.
No, its based on a specific series of intel processors, none of which is part of the Xeon processors used on even the last Mac Pro.In the tech spec of Mountain Lion on Apple's website (http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/), the airplay compatible computers listed do not include any Mac Pro models. Anyone knows if this is just a stupid mistake on Apple's part or if it is indeed the case (I will be shocked if it is). Thanks.
Thanks. That is too bad. I wonder why Apple could not make it compatible with Xeon processors. They even make it work with iPod and iPad.No, its based on a specific series of intel processors, none of which is part of the Xeon processors used on even the last Mac Pro.
When you load up CBS.com you load it into the browser. Safari itself is not being mirrored - the whole system is. There is no way that CBS can interfere with things any more than they can control normal display mirroring. Not through the browser.So, do we think that Airplay will work in the following scenario: I pull up cbs.com on my Mini in order to watch a full episode of NCIS. I turn on Airplay so I can stream it to my Apple TV. I know cbs.com and several other websites will not work on my IOS devices due to the fact they need Flash. But, do you think that will also mean that it won't play to the Apple TV using Airplay? Thx in advance for your thoughts.
Well, it scales now.I love Apple and their innovation. But their execution is very bad with Air mirroring.
Have installed latest 10.8 on 2 machines. A 2010 17inch Macbook Pro and a 2011 Macbook Air.
2010 17 inch is no-go. The Air mirroring icon does not show up. I can't mirror my desktop. If I use Itunes and Airplay it work flawless. But the whole idea with mirroring is that I dont have to use Itunes.
Macbook air: Since the resolution is less then 1920x1080, the TV is only 2/3 filled with picture. This is TYPICAL Apple.
Just like Ipad2/3 with HDMI/Air mirroring. It does not scale to the TV picture.
Apple have to fix scaling to TV to make this usefull.
As for Audio: Only way to get 5.1 audio is to rip the file into a ACC/MP4 file.
Why Apple.... WHYYYYYYY?