AirParrot Release Notes

Version 1.5.4 - Release Notes

February 28, 2014

  • AirParrot now has a fully-functional seven-day trial (with subtle watermark)
  • Added a new first-launch splash screen and registration window
  • Resolved an issue that prevented pasting a license key in the registration window
  • Resolved an issue that caused the mouse cursor to appear tiny or disappear entirely when mirroring

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.5.3 - Release Notes

November 6, 2013

  • AirParrot now disables the "mirror displays" option in OS X while using Extend Desktop to prevent frozen AppleTV images
  • "Hide Notification Center" preference now only appears for users on OS X 10.8 and later
  • Resolved an issue that could cause an "Encoder Unavailable" error with latest Apple TV OS update

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.5.2 - Release Notes

October 18, 2013

  • Resolves driver installation and "unsupported on this Mac" issues for 32-bit Intel Core Duo Macs

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.5.1 - Release Notes

October 8, 2013

  • Added Apple TV OS 6.0 Compatibility
  • AirParrot now sends the name of the mirroring computer to display on the receiving Apple TV (Apple TV OS 6.0)
  • Initial OS X 10.9 Mavericks support
  • Added a register option to the AirParrot menu in Trial mode
  • Added preference to exclude Notification Center notifications while mirroring (10.8 and 10.9 only)
  • Resolved an issue that caused an extended display to freeze on the Apple TV
  • Misc. performance improvements and bug fixes

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.5 - Release Notes

November 1, 2012

  • Automatically detect TV Overscan settings
  • Added ability to force 720p for improved performance on slower networks
  • Corrected an issue that could cause passwords to not save
  • Improved logging for network problem resolutions
  • Improved menu status messages when unable to connect
  • Resolved an issue that could cause problems connecting audio to an AppleTV
  • Added support for deployment to all users (when installed as admin/root) - contact support@airparrot.com for more details on bulk deployment
  • Added support for date-limited promotional keys
  • Improved compatibility with iOS 6
  • Misc. performance improvements and bug fixes

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.4.3 - Release Notes

July 30, 2012

  • Corrects a compiler issue that caused an audio/video sync issue
  • Corrects a compiler issue that caused connection errors on some AppleTV OS versions
  • (1.4.2) - Corrects an issue that caused the audio and external display driver installation to prompt over and over again.

Version 1.4.2 - Release Notes

July 26, 2012

  • Corrects an issue that caused the audio and external display driver installation to prompt over and over again.

Version 1.4 - Release Notes

July 24, 2012

  • Retina Support
    • Added retina icons and images
    • Added support for high-performance mirroring of retina resolution displays to 720p and 1080p Apple TVs

  • Mountain Lion Support - Added support for Mountain Lion including Developer ID signing

  • Easier Registration - Added support for easier registration

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Significant performance gains for non-Mountain Lion mirroring compatible machines
    • Miscellaneous performance enhancements and bug fixes

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.3.2 - Release Notes

March 2, 2012

Version 1.3.2 is now compatible with all Intel Macs. Users with older Intel processors can install this update without issues.

  • Accelerated Mirroring for Early Intel Machines - Added accelerated mirroring support for older Intel processors

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a bug that could cause excessive memory use or crashing after mirroring for a long period
    • Fixed a crash when attempting to stream audio to a jailbroken Apple TV
      • To fix audio, disable Home Sharing and reboot or remove jailbreak

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.3.1 - Release Notes

April 2, 2012

Version 1.3 requires a Core 2 Duo or later Mac. If you have a Mac with a Core Solo or Core Duo processor, do not upgrade to 1.3 or AirParrot will no longer work.

  • AppleScript Support - Added support for using Automator/AppleScript to control AirParrot

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a crash when mirroring while using certain resolutions
    • Fixed a crash when attempting to stream audio to a jailbroken Apple TV
      • To fix audio, disable Home Sharing and reboot or remove jailbreak
    • Fixed a glitch in display arrangement when connecting to a 1080p Apple TV after enabling Extend Desktop at 720p
    • Allows driver update to complete, even on systems with potential NVidia driver issues, if an older version of the driver was already installed
    • Added unsupported processor warning for users without at least a Core 2 Duo processor

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.3 - Release Notes

March 28, 2012

Version 1.3 requires a Core Duo or later Mac. If you have a Mac with a Core Solo processor, do not upgrade to 1.3 or AirParrot will no longer work.

  • Apple TV 3 1080p - AirParrot is now fully compatible with AppleTV 3. ATV3 only accepts mirroring at 720p but AirParrot coerces it into accepting that glorious 1080p mirror from your Mac!

  • Performance to 11 - We rewrote the mirroring engine from the ground up to support the highest possible quality stream with super low latency. It's seriously fast.

  • App Mirroring - Now you can mirror just a specific app or even a specific window of an app. Great for demos.

  • Restyled Menu - The AirParrot menu now has icons, better grouping and easier to understand functions.

  • Major Bugs:
    • Fixed loud static that could occur during mirroring with audio for some users
    • Fixed the cursor not displaying and/or displaying incorrect cursor image
    • Fixed several crashers
    • Misc. bug fixes

Due to a bug in the upgrade code, if you are not already on 1.1 or higher you must manually download and install the update here: http://download.airsquirrels.com/AirParrot/Mac/AirParrot.dmg. Future updates will work automatically.

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.2 - Release Notes

February 26, 2012

  • Compatible with Mountain Lion - AirParrot is now compatible with Apple's latest Mountain Lion developer preview.

  • Audio For Snow Leopard - Now your Mac running Lion or Snow Leopard can AirPlay your audio along with your screen to your Apple TV. AirParrot will install an audio driver to allow this functionality the first time you select "Send Audio" in the AirParrot menu.

  • Super Stable, Super Fast - We've completely revamped the engine behind AirParrot to make it faster and more stable. Try the new "High" quality mode for the best performance on most machines.

  • Volume Control - Now control your Apple TV's volume straight from your Mac.

  • Wakey Wakey - Now AirParrot will automatically wake up your Apple TV when you connect.

  • Major Bugs:
    • Improved the stability of Extended Display and Audio drivers to resolve sleep issues
    • Drastically improved performance and CPU usage
    • Fixed colored lines when using underscan modes
    • Corrected trial-mode issues
    • Fixed several crashers
    • Misc. bug fixes

Due to a bug in the upgrade code, if you are not already on 1.1 or higher you must manually download and install the update here: http://download.airsquirrels.com/AirParrot/Mac/AirParrot.dmg. Future updates will work automatically.

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.1 - Release Notes

February 22, 2012

Due to a bug in the upgrade code, if you are not already on 1.1 or higher you must manually download and install the update here: http://download.airsquirrels.com/AirParrot/Mac/AirParrot.dmg. Future updates will work automatically.

  • 1.1.3 - fixes critical issues waking from sleep and problems connecting to some AppleTVs
  • 1.1.1 - fixes audio and video performance issues
  • Audio - Now your Mac running OS X Lion (10.7) can AirPlay your audio along with your screen to Apple TV. AirParrot will install an audio driver to allow this functionality the first time you select "Send Audio" in the AirParrot menu.

  • Extended Display - Now you can use your Apple TV as a second display. Drag windows over just like it's a physical display connected to your Mac.

  • Password Support - AirParrot can now connect to an Apple TV with an AirPlay password set. AirParrot will prompt for the password when connecting.

  • Removed Dock Icon - AirPlay now runs solely in the menu bar.

  • Major Bugs:
    • Fixed issue that caused Apple TV to go to sleep while AirPlaying
    • Drastically improved performance and CPU usage
    • Fixed several crashers
    • Misc. bug fixes

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.

Version 1.2.1 - Release Notes

June 18, 2014

  • Resolved an issue that caused mirrored images to appear flipped or distorted on older PCs

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.2 - Release Notes

June 12, 2014

  • Single App Mirroring - Mirror a specific application while continuing to use other applications on your computer. Only the selected application will be mirrored.
  • Completely rewritten video capture engine for greatly enhanced mirroring performance
  • Tuned audio engine provides much improved audio performance on Windows Vista and later
  • Greatly reduced CPU usage while mirroring, especially while mirroring audio
  • New first launch splash screen
  • Many miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.1.7 - Release Notes

September 26, 2013

  • Added a register link to the main menu during trial mode
  • Updated Bonjour for better Apple TV and device discovery
  • Mass deployment is now simplified with registry keys for large AirParrot rollouts
  • Misc. bug fixes and improvements

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.1.6 - Release Notes

July 19, 2013

  • Fixes an issue where the selected device in the menu could be incorrect if the device list changes while connecting
  • Fixes a bug introduced in 1.1.5 where a congested Bonjour network may timeout prematurely

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.1.5 - Release Notes

July 18, 2013

  • Provides better stability when enabling audio with a password protected Apple TV
  • Provides better support for audio on networks with firewalls
  • Adds support for environments with more than 32 Apple TVs or AirPlay receivers
  • Adds alphabetical sorting of AirPlay receiver list
  • Fixes a crash when selecting an Apple TV in the device list
  • Allows the "enter" key to continue the password prompt
  • Under-the-hood performance and stability enhancements

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.1.3 - Release Notes

December 28, 2012

  • Fixed a potential crash on launch in Windows 8

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.1.2 - Release Notes

November 9, 2012

  • Enhanced AirPlay support for AppleTV 3
  • Automatically detect TV Overscan settings
  • Ability to force 720p for improved performance on slower networks on AppleTV 3
  • Improved logging for network problem resolutions
  • Improved menu status messages when unable to connect
  • Added support for date-limited promo keys
  • Improved compatibility with iOS 6
  • Improved audio quality
  • Corrected an issue where a spurious mDNS response could hang the system
  • Fixed choppy audio some users experienced
  • Fixed a potential hang when disconnected from the AppleTV
  • Fixed a potential hang when disconnecting audio
  • Misc. Performance improvements and bug fixes

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.1.1 - Release Notes

November 9, 2012

  • This update corrects an issue that prevented the update server from detecting 32-bit or 64-bit versions of AirParrot during update.

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.1.0 - Release Notes

November 8, 2012

  • Enhanced AirPlay support for AppleTV 3
  • Automatically detect TV Overscan settings
  • Ability to force 720p for improved performance on slower networks on AppleTV 3
  • Improved logging for network problem resolutions
  • Improved menu status messages when unable to connect
  • Added support for date-limited promo keys
  • Improved compatibility with iOS 6
  • Improved audio quality
  • Corrected an issue where a spurious mDNS response could hang the system
  • Fixed choppy audio some users experienced
  • Fixed a potential hang when disconnected from the AppleTV
  • Fixed a potential hang when disconnecting audio
  • Misc. Performance improvements and bug fixes

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.0.4 - Release Notes

  • Fixed choppy audio some users experienced
  • Fixed a potential hang when disconnected from the AppleTV
  • Fixed a potential hang when disconnecting audio

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.0.3 - Release Notes

  • Fixed a crash when disconnecting AirPlay Mirroring or Audio
  • Fixed a crash when disconnecting and reconnecting AirPlay Audio
  • Fixed a hang when canceling a password protected AirPlay Mirroring session
  • Fixed a hang when disconnecting AirPlay Audio
  • Fixed garbled/static audio which some users experienced while using AirPlay Audio

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.0.2 - Release Notes

  • Fixed possible crash when audio is toggled
  • Fixed issue that could prevent audio mirroring
  • Disables screensaver and display/computer sleep while AirPlay mirroring connection is active

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.0.0 - Release Notes

  • Initial public release!

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.