Erica Sadun is a genius. She has made AirPlay on the Mac much more useful! 😀
Warning: both pieces of software below are alpha, and come with absolutely zero tech support or warranty, so don’t attempt installing them if you feel underconfident on your Mac.
- If you have an iPad or iPhone which is jailbroken, you can switch from watching a video on your portable device to watching it on your Mac by using AirPlayer. To make this work you need to install AirVideoEnabler and AllPlay on your iPad/iPhone, apps which are only available from Cydia.
- If you have a video on your hard drive that isn’t one of Apple’s favoured formats, you can probably send it to your AppleTV 2 unit by using AirFlick. This app also handles some types of internet video, excluding Flash.