Hackers get to work with Apple's AirPlay
It's been a busy week or so for coders hacking AirPlay, Apple's media streaming protocol . We've seen code posted to allow streaming from Macs to Apple TVs, from iPads to Linux boxes running XBMC, and now we have an iPad-to-Windows link enabled.
The app you need is AirMediaPlayer, with runs under Windows XP, Vista and 7, and it requires Apple's freely available implementation of its zero-config tool, Bonjour.
Like AirFlick on the Mac - for Mac-to-Apple TV - and AirPlayer (iOS to Mac), AirMediaPlayer uses Bonjour to advertise the host machine as an Apple TV. Your iOS 4 device will then stream the video or music you're playing in it to the PC.
You can download AirMediaPlayer from website Technology and Science .
AirPlayer and AirFlick can be downloaded from developer Erica Sadun's site .
AirFlick was quickly tweaked to allow not solely Apple-sanctioned formats to be played on the Apple TV. By chucking a Mac version of AirVideo into the mix you can transcode video from, say, AVI XviD to H.264.