June 16 , 2015

AirParrot 2.2 for Mac and Windows is Available

An substantial update to AirParrot 2 is available! AirParrot 2.2 brings hardware encoding support to Macs running 10.9 and later. This update also brings Windows UI improvements and a better experience to touch devices like tablets.

You can update AirParrot 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the AirParrot 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the AirParrot 2 download page.

Mac 2.2 Release Notes:

  • Hardware encoding - AirParrot 2 now uses available hardware encoding to capture screens and transcode media files at much lower CPU usage when streaming to Apple TV and Chromecast (OS X 10.9 and greater)
  • Audio streaming to AirPort Express generation 1 (version 1) now works properly
  • The power button and play/pause buttons are now disabled when not mirroring/streaming
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

Windows 2.2 Release Notes:

  • AirParrot 2 now better supports running on tablet and touch devices
  • AirParrot 2 now appears in the “Open With” context menu when right clicking a media file in Explorer
  • Audio streaming to AirPort Express generation 1 (version 1) now works properly
  • Pressing Control+L will now automatically reconnect to the last receiver
  • The power button and play/pause buttons are now disabled when not mirroring/streaming
  • Improved the “select an area” mirroring UI to be easier to use and better looking
  • Improved general mouseover, scrolling and tap areas (especially on touch devices)
  • Resolved a crash when rotating a Windows tablet while mirroring the screen
  • Resolved an issue that could cause media streaming to drop after roughly 30 minutes of streaming
  • Resolved an issue that caused duplicate devices, when connected via Quick Connect, to appear when re-opening the AirParrot 2 menu 
  • Resolved an issue that caused AirParrot 2 to stop sending sound when the AirParrot 2 volume slider was adjusted in the Windows sounds mixer
  • Resolved an issue that caused device names with special characters to appear mis-formatted
  • Resolved an issue that caused progress indicators to remain after disconnecting from a device while media streaming is connecting
  • Resolved a memory leak when using Classic Capture mode on Windows 8
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements
May 14 , 2015

Reflector 2.0.2 for Mac and Windows is Available

An update to Reclector 2 is available! This update improves use with certain Cast devices and resolves bugs on both Windows and Mac.

You can update Reflector 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the Reflector 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the Reflector 2 download page.

Mac 2.0.2 update notes:

  • Improved Google Cast performance with various Android devices (including Samsung Galaxy devices)
  • Reflector 2 will now prevent a Mac from going to sleep while a device is mirroring
  • Resolved a hang when closing Preferences on some Macs
  • Resolved a crash when toggling voice-over at the end of a recording
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the Stop button to disappear while AirPlay streaming and recording
  • Resolved an issue that caused some Preferences labels to become truncated on 10.9 and lower

Windows 2.0.2 update notes:

  • Improved Google Cast performance with various Android 4.4 and 5.0 devices (including Samsung Galaxy devices)
  • Reflector 2 will now prevent Windows from going to sleep while a device is mirroring
  • Reflector 2 now saves recordings to the Desktop for easy access
  • Resolved an issue that caused extra padding on some Android device frames
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the save prompt to fail to appear when finishing a recording
  • Resolved an issue that caused devices to resize larger on rotation when scaling was set to Default Size
  • Resolved an issue that caused some Cast devices to appear larger than AirPlay devices
  • Resolved an issue that caused sizing issues when swiping between videos on an iOS device while AirPlay streaming
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the trial watermark to appear skewed when streaming videos
May 1 , 2015

AirParrot 2.1.2 for Mac and Windows is Available

An update to AirParrot 2 is available! This update adds enhanced support for Reflector 2 connectivity and resolves numerous bugs on both Windows and Mac. 

You can update AirParrot 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the AirParrot 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the AirParrot 2 download page

Mac 2.1.2 Release Notes:

  • Reflector 2 compatibility - Added enhanced support for mirroring and media streaming via AirPlay or Google Cast to Reflector 2
  • AirParrot 2 now prevents a Mac from sleeping while media streaming
  • Resolved a crash when seeking in a media stream
  • Resolved a crash when Bluetooth is not able to initialize
  • Resolved an issue that caused the pause icon to remain in the menu bar after a connection ends
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the AirParrot menu to not appear directly under the menu bar icon
  • Resolved an issue that could cause audio to disconnect on OS X 10.8
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

Windows 2.1.2 Release Notes:

  • Reflector 2 compatibility - Added enhanced support for mirroring and media streaming via AirPlay or Google Cast to Reflector 2
  • Resolved a crash when switching between apps in Specific App mirroring
  • Resolved an issue with the Application list when many applications are running
  • Resolved an issue that caused the mirrored mouse pointer to appear in an incorrect location
  • Resolved an issue with audio streaming that could cause it to become crackly or garbled when mirroring
  • Resolved an issue with selecting a second video while one is already streaming
  • Resolved an issue that prevented reconnecting to a device after using the power button to disconnect
  • Resolved an issue that prevented AirParrot 2 from remembering saved AirPlay passwords
  • Resolved an issue that prevented “Stretch to Fit” from functioning when mirroring a specific application
  • Resolved an issue that caused a mirrored application to become black when resizing
  • Improved mDNS refresh and performance
  • AirParrot 2 now gracefully handles when displays are added and removed while AirParrot 2 is running
  • Resolved an issue that caused the pause icon to remain in the menu bar after a connection ends
  • Resolved an issue that caused the AirParrot 2 menu to appear off screen
  • Resolved an issue when FIPS security encryption is enabled in Windows
  • AirParrot 2 logs now include date and timestamp information
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements
April 28 , 2015

An Update to AirParrot 1 is Available

A performance update for AirParrot 1 is available. The update applies to both Windows and Mac. 

AirParrot for Mac 1.6.1 and AirParrot for Windows 1.3.1:

  • Resolves an audio issue when mirroring to an Apple TV on software version 7.2

You can update AirParrot by selecting “Check for Updates” from the AirParrot preferences menu. 

This update does not apply to AirParrot 2.

April 28 , 2015

Reflector 2.0.1 for Mac and Windows is Available

An update to Reclector 2 is available! This update significantly improves stability and resolves bugs on both Windows and Mac.

Mac 2.0.1 update notes:

  • Improved Google Cast discovery on older Android devices
  • Reflector 2 devices now appear in the Devices tab of the Chromecast app
  • Resolved an issue where a Cast device would connect and mirror only a single image before freezing (primarily on Samsung devices)
  • Resolved a crash when saving some recordings
  • Resolved a crash when toggling voiceover near the end of a recording
  • Resolved a hang when closing Preferences on some Macs
  • Resolved an issue that caused a long period of black space at the beginning of a recording
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device audio to become garbled in recordings
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device frames to appear corrupted in recordings
  • Resolved an issue that could cause Cast devices to only show “No Frame” in the frame selection list
  • Resolved an issue where device frames would not appear in some recordings
  • Resolved an issue where Reflector 2 would only show “No Frame” for a device that had previously set a frame
  • Resolved an issue where Reflector 2 would not trim backspace when sending Cast previews to Reflector Director
  • Resolved an issue with using the “Register” button in Reflector 2 license emails

Windows 2.0.1 update notes:

  • Improved Google Cast discovery on older Android devices
  • Reflector 2 devices now appear in the Devices tab of the Chromecast app
  • Resolved an issue where a Cast device would connect and mirror only a single image before freezing (primarily on Samsung devices)
  • Resolved a crash when saving some recordings
  • Resolved an issue that caused a long period of black space at the beginning of a recording
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device audio to become garbled in recordings
  • Resolved an issue with mirrored devices not appearing on Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Reflector 2 menu to appear off screen
  • Resolved an issue that could cause Cast devices to only show “No Frame” in the frame selection list
  • Resolved an issue with the client name bar loading beyond the bounds of the window
  • Resolved an issue with excess padding when a Cast device stream is displayed in a frame
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device frames to appear corrupted in recordings
  • Resolved an issue where device frames would not appear in some recordings
  • Resolved an issue where Reflector 2 would not trim backspace when sending Cast previews to Reflector Director

You can update Reflector 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the Reflector 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the Reflector 2 download page. 

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