2nd February 2013
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AirPlay is the technology built into iOS and OSX to enable the transmission of digital content between devices.
From its humble beginnings as AirTunes, sending audio to Airport Express devices, it's been expanded to include video as well as audio, and is now available across every Apple device.
This week's show takes you from the genesis of AirPlay to it's current. wide ranging capabilities and beyond.
I take a look at the configuration of AirPlay for Audio and Video on both iOS and Mountain Lion using both Bluetooth and WiFi to various devices. As well as looking at how AirPlay is integrated in iTunes, I also look at how you can use the AirPlay audio sources to transmit any Audio on your Mac to AirPlay devices.
With the introduction of AirPlay mirroring in Mountain Lion, I also take a look at outputting your Mac's screen to an Apple TV.
The second half of the show takes a look at some of the third party solutions that take AirPlay to the next level.
Using Airfoil to capture audio from any plication on your Mac and transmitting it to multiple AirPlay receivers, not just limited to supported Apple devices - send your audio to other Macs with AirFoil Speakers, even other iOS devices with AirFoil Speakers touch. Or how about to an Android tablet or phone!
I also take a look at video mirroring from your iOS device using AirServer and Reflector - capture your iOS screen on your Mac for a great gaming experience or to capture using ScreenFlow.
Finally, I cover some other uses of AirPlay such as using a Raspberry Pi as and AirPlay receiver or setting up a Sonos system to use AirPlay.
Please note that due to the crossover between iOS and Mac, this show is being included in both the iOS and Mac feeds this week - no separate iOS and Mac show this week.
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It's finally here - iTunes 11
iTunes 11 is Apple's flagship media player and has just had a radical overhaul. In this episode, I take you through all the new elements of iTunes 11 including the brand new interface, the new mini player and the extremely useful "Up Next" feature. But that's just the tip of the iceberg...
This episode also contains information on the new ScreenCastsOnline help desk system.
As promised, this is a short supplementary show to SCO0265 - Plex/Nine for Mac OS X.
In this supplementary show, I describe the features of the new iOS application for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
What a week!
New iPods, New iTunes 10 and even a new Apple TV, all announced at Apples special ""Music"" event on September 1st.
However, a couple of days before Apple's announcements, a much smaller group of enthusiastic individuals made their own announcement. A new version of Plex had been launched - Plex/Nine - an amazing Media Center for Mac OS X and iOS.
This week’s show takes you through this stunning free media center software and demonstrates how to install and configure on your Mac.
Boxee is yet another media centre for the Mac!
But at it's latest release, Boxee Beta, it has matured into a feature packed application with a killer user interface.
Boxee allows you to access your local media files in a very smart, easy to use, big screen interface. Integration with IMDB and other internet based databases allow your media files to be tagged with artwork and meta data automatically, no configuration required.
Part 3 of the ""Using Your Mac mini as a Media Centre"" series this week and it's time to take a look at how to control your Mac media centre.
A bit sooner than expected, but this week I couldn't wait to show you PLEX, a stunning media centre application for Intel based Macs running OSX Leopard. This follows on from the recent Mac mini Media Centre episode, where I started the process of using the newly upgraded Mac mini as a full blown media centre.
PLEX is based on the original code for the XBMC (XBox Media Centre) but has forked into a separate development specifically for Intel based Macs running OSX Leopard.
Finally, finally, Apple have released an updated Mac mini ideally suited to act as a Mac Media Centre.
The previous Mac minis were underpowered in both the processor and graphics departments, making them struggle playing anything over and above standard definition video.
Taking Airplay To The Next Level tutorial is also avaliable to watch in Issue 8 of the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly
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