A collection of libraries for Apple's AirPlay protocol
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A collection of libraries for Apple's AirPlay protocol. The Java library also requires JMDNS if you want to support searching/bonjour auto discovery.

Examples

The library can be used by another application, but it can also be used for some basic tasks from the command line or directly (by double clicking): Send a photo:

php airplay.php -h hostname[:port] -p file
java -jar airplay.jar -h hostname[:port] [-a password] -p file

Stream desktop:

php airplay.php -h hostname[:port] -d (mac only)
java -jar airplay.jar -h hostname[:port] [-a password] -d

Stream desktop - GUI dialog for selecting available apple tvs (bonjour discovery) and resolution:

java -jar airplay.jar

Servers (Receivers)

Name Description Open Source Mirroring
AirServer The best app for turning your Mac into an AirPlay screen -
Reflector Turn your Mac or PC into an AirPlay screen -
Banana TV Another app to turn your Mac into and AirPlay screen - -
Casual Share Mac AirPlay receiever -
AirMac Turns you Macintosh into an Airplay receiver (Objective C) -
Airstream Media Player C# based AirPlay screen for windows and AirPlay server source code -
Play2Wifi An AirPlay server written in Python -
Totem Plugin AirPlay Plugin enabling AirPlay video playback in the Totem media player (Python) -
Slave in the Magic Mirror Open source implementation of AirPlay Mirroring.

Clients (Senders)

Name Description Open Source
Beamer Send any video to an AppleTV -
AirParrot Send the screen of your Mac to an AppleTV (AirPlay Mirroring) -
Erica's Air Play Utilities A collection of Mac utilities for streaming video and photos -
doubleTwist AirSync Stream music/videos from your Android phone over AirPlay -
AP4J Java AirPlay video client
PascalWAirplayer A Python based library
elcuervo/airplay Airplay bindings to Ruby
xmms2-plugin-airplay Debian AirPlay library
AirPlay NMW AirPlay plugin for Network Media Tank written in C
AirMyPC AirMyPC Windows AirPlay mirroring client -

Links

  • Stream DVDs - Stream DVD's from a Mac using Erica's AirFlick and VLC
  • Stream Desktop - Stream your Mac's desktop using Erica's AirFlick and VLC (Audio not supported due to limitations in VLC)
  • lifehacker - Make your entire home AirPlay compatible