November 25 , 2014

AirParrot 2 for Mac and Windows 2.0.2 is Available

A new version of AirParrot 2 for Mac and Windows is now available. This version includes improvements to media streaming along with critical bug fixes. Each platform received a number of updates. Check out what we’ve changed below.

Windows:

  • Greatly improved media streaming performance and reliability
  • Added “time remaining” click toggle to timestamp counter for media streaming
  • Added audio error state when mirroring is connected but audio fails to connect
  • Media streaming scrubber updates the current timestamp in realtime
  • Improved Chromecast mirroring and media streaming stability and performance
  • Improved error state icons for low-resolution screens
  • Improved error messaging to be clearer and less generic in some situations
  • Resolved an issue where Apple TV would maintain connection after media streaming finishes
  • Resolved an issue with mirroring audio to first generation AirPort Express
  • Resolved an issue where the device list would occasionally fall out of alphabetical order
  • Resolved an issue in command line install where license keys were not being applied
  • Resolved an issue with Mac license keys appearing valid on Windows (but not allow registering)
  • Resolved a crash when rapidly clicking a receiver while it attempts to connect
  • Miscellaneous performance and stability improvements

Mac:

  • Drastic reduction in CPU utilization when mirroring
  • Greatly improved media streaming performance and reliability
  • Added “time remaining” click toggle to timestamp counter for media streaming
  • Added audio error state when mirroring is connected but audio fails to connect
  • Media streaming scrubber updates the current timestamp in realtime
  • Improved Chromecast mirroring and media streaming stability and performance
  • Improved error state icons for low-resolution screens
  • Improved error messaging to be clearer and less generic in some situations
  • Resolved an issue where Apple TV would maintain connection after media streaming finishes
  • Resolved an issue with mirroring audio to first generation AirPort Express
  • Resolved an issue with global license keys not applying for bulk deployments
  • Resolved an issue with Windows license keys appearing valid on Mac (but not allow registering)
  • Miscellaneous performance and stability improvements

Release notes for version 2.0.2 can be found here: http://airsquirrels.com/airparrot/release-notes/

You can download this update by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the AirParrot preferences menu. The new version of AirParrot 2 can also be downloaded from here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/download/

November 23 , 2014

AirParrot 2 for Mac and Windows 2.0.1 is Available

A new version of AirParrot 2 for Mac and Windows is now available. This version contains many improvements to stability and performance. Each platform received a number of bug fixes. Check out what we’ve changed below.

Windows:

  • AirParrot 2 now prevents the screen saver from starting while mirroring and streaming
  • AirParrot 2 now displays application icons in the “Application” mirroring menu
  • Improved mDNS and device discovery performance
  • Resolved a crash when disconnecting from a media stream
  • Resolved an issue that caused Play/Pause to not be properly set during Media Streaming
  • Resolved an issue that caused mute on “Audio only” to not mute audio to a receiver
  • Resolved an issue that caused the connection menu to not properly size after launch if the task bar icon is quickly clicked.
  • Resolved an issue that causes audio only mirroring to not un-mute if muted
  • Added advanced logging preference for debugging advanced issues
  • Miscellaneous performance and stability improvements

Mac:

  • Resolved a crash when disconnecting from a media stream
  • Resolved an issue that causes audio only mirroring to not un-mute if muted
  • Resolved an issue that truncated the edge of 720p mirroring on 10.7 and 10.8
  • Improved mDNS and device discovery performance
  • AirParrot 2 now only prompts to install drivers when required, instead of on launch
  • Added advanced logging preference for debugging advanced issues
  • Miscellaneous performance and stability improvements

Release notes for version 2.0.1 can be found here: http://airsquirrels.com/airparrot/release-notes/

You can download this update by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the AirParrot preferences menu. The new version of AirParrot 2 can also be downloaded from here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/download/

November 21 , 2014

Introducing AirParrot 2

AirParrot 2 is a completely designed upgrade. Along with a great new interface, it introduces new ways to share and display content. AirParrot 2 is full of features we know you’ll love at work and at home. 

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What’s new in AirParrot 2?

AirParrot 2 is a major overhaul for AirParrot. Check out some of the features we’ve included in this upgrade:

New Receivers
Beam content to Chromecast, Apple TV, Reflector and AirPlay enabled speakers.

Media Streaming

Stream movies and music to media receivers. Streaming means no stuttering or lag. AirParrot 2 will even stream surround sound if the media file supports it!

Multiple Destinations

Connect to any number of destinations at the same time. Send your content anywhere you’d like. Beaming music to multiple receivers even happens in sync!

Audio Only Support

Send system audio or audio from a specific application to a receiver. AirPlay speakers are now supported, and any device that supports mirroring can receive audio only!

Bluetooth Discovery and Quick Connect
Using Bluetooth for discovery allows devices to see each other when complex networks may prevent communication. Our patent-pending Quick Connect ™ technology easily connects AirParrot to Reflector, too!

Pause Mirroring

Quickly disable mirroring by pausing feeds instead of disconnecting. Pause mirroring while you pull up a new document or work on sensitive material. 

Recent Connections

Keep track of recently connected devices. AirParrot remembers the last five connected devices and displays them if they’re available.

Want a better look at what’s changed? Check out the AirParrot and AirParrot 2 comparison.

Get AirParrot 2

AirParrot 2 is a paid upgrade. Current users should check their email for a discount code. New users can purchase AirParrot 2 from the Squirrels store

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