AirPlay on older iMac

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by wertys, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. wertys macrumors newbie

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    Hello... Does anyone have an idea how can I activate AirPlay mirroring on my iMac (early 2009). Running Mountain Lion. Do I have to enter anything specific into my Terminal?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    You can't. Your machine is missing a piece of hardware. No Terminal command will magically put hardware into your iMac.
     
  3. woolm110 macrumors newbie

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    it's not supported on Macs bought before 2011 I believe, there are third party apps you can use though.

    Try Air Parrot - http://airparrot.com/

    Beamer is nice if you want to play videos through apple TV - http://cl.ly/ILQ2

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. bacaramac macrumors 65816

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    I'm hoping Apple makes older models work with AirPlay. I can AirPlay a movie from iTunes in 1080p to my Apple TV, but not the entire desktop? Makes no sense to me since it's basically projecting the image to the Apple TV.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    The desktop is moron please because it has to take a much higher resolution image then a movie and it's already h264 encoded. The desktop must be resized to 1080 and encoded to h264. These two actions are CPU intensive if the hardware to do that isn't in the machine.
     

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