ML Airplay Mirror on Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by handygeek, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. handygeek macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Anyone concerned that Apple has not listed any Mac Pros for Airplay Mirroring support? Seems like a glaring omission. I know I can use a third-party tool for it, but I can't help feeling like I'm off in the corner of the dance chatting with all of the other geeks instead of being out on the floor with the other fools. (not a slight to fools) :D
  2. chrf097 macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    Probably not included assuming the Mac Pro requires an external monitor?
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Airplay Mirroring leverages Intel's Quick Sync technology which is baked into integrated GPU's which are not found in Xeon processors. Therefore, as Airplay Mirroring exists today will not work on Mac Pros (this has been discussed before).
  4. _bnkr612, Jul 17, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2012

    _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    You'll be able to use Airplay as your output device directly from the Volume menu bar icon (hold down option while clicking). Works well with the Apple TV.

    EDIT: To clarify, you'll only be able to output sound to an Apple TV.
  5. faroZ06, Sep 18, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012

    faroZ06 macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2009
    Does the iPhone 4S also have something similar to Quick Sync? The 4S can do it, but a big fat Mac Pro can't.

    EDIT: No big problem. There is a 3rd-party app called AirParrot that does this. It chews a lot of CPU power, but that's not an issue for my 8-core tower.
  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Yes the 4s has an h.264 encoder built in.

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