No Jailbreaking required sending Videos to Mac from iOS – Thanks to AirPlayer
Apple rolled out the AirPlay technology with iOS 4.2, and it is certainly the future. Though it does have a certain quality, it is somewhat low in flavor. But if you find a problem, you can also find people who can solve it. So there are no problems and you can add iOS to the streaming abilities of Mac- and you don’t even have to hack your device.
Erica Sadun, the long term iOS developer has reverse engineered the AirPlay technology and has come up with a Mac app called the AirPlayer. This tool will permit you to stream from your iPad, iPod and iPhone to your Mac system.
“What AirPlayer does is to create and advertise a custom Bonjour AirPlay service that pretends to be an Apple TV,” commented Sadun. “Bonjour is Apple’s zero configuration networking solution for allowing devices and applications to communicate with each other over local area networks. When Apple created AirPlay, it basically set up a new way for Apple TV to interact with iOS using Bonjour communications.”
Evidently, there is hardly any reason that something similar would not be possible that can be done to make AirPlay work for Windows too. But it wouldn’t be soon, because Sadun has no plans yet to attempt an AirPlayer for Windows.
Right now, AirPlayer is just an advertisement supported alpha version that can be downloaded for free from website of Sadun. If you say that this is more of a prototype, we completely agree. AirPlayer is a little buggy and slow in its current version. But the later versions might be exciting and we all are waiting for them. This is just the alpha version of a new concept, which will soon be a full fledged application available on the App Store.
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