Airfoil for Mac

Airfoil for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 50 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3
  • Total Downloads:
    36,588
  • Date Added:
    April 30, 2009
  • File Size:
    15.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    67
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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Results 1–10 of 49

2 stars

"Mediocre It Is - Dropouts Galore"

March 26, 2013  |  By pennewise

 |  Version: Airfoil 4.7.5

Pros

For about a week this software and its IOS app worked like a charm. I was able to stream audio from browsers or streaming programs like Spotify to the living room audio and to iphone or ipad. It was great!! I have since discovered there are other programs that do the same (StreamToMe, e.g.) but Airfoil worked well. This changed.

I should also mention that the email tech support help was quite good, and I probably should give them one more shot. If nothing else, they inspired me to tweak my house wifi which works better than ever. I wish I could say the same for Airfoil.

Cons

Dropouts.....even when the wifi system is fully functional. Signal is disrupted for a half second repeatedly.

Summary

The program, in its present state, is a 25 dollar empty space on my hard drive. I would look to other alternatives, some of which have video as well as audio streaming which is the new big deal.

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5 stars

"LOVE this app!"

December 10, 2011  |  By RenoDavid

 |  Version: Airfoil 4.6.2

Pros

Works flawlessly.

Cons

Can't think of anything at the moment. I'm in love.

Summary

I've actually had Airfoil for years, and it has always been great to have, but I can't believe how good it is now. I'm playing a Spotify playlist (from The Walkmen) and it's streaming perfectly to my Apple TV, an iPhone, and an iPod touch. All in sync! And what's really cool is I can control the playback of the Spotify app on my MacBook with either of the iDevices. How cool is that? Plus, the album artwork is streaming to everything! Sorry, I'll try to calm down but this is just awesome. Thanks to Rogue Amoeba for the great product.

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5 stars

"Spectacular!"

October 02, 2011  |  By ijhodgson

 |  Version: Airfoil 4.5.7

Pros

* Easy to set up
* Works with connected devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)
* Even works through a BT HomeHub, which in the UK has proven in the past to be a real PAIN when setting up wi-fi devices :)

Cons

* After waking computer from sleep, Airfoil can start dropping every 5 seconds or so - this is solved by restarting Airfoil

Summary

This is cool software, and well worth shelling out the 20 quid. Easy to set up, and with an Airport Express really does send music throughout the house. Nice to be able to listen to music with other devices (iPhone etc.) and remotely control iTunes from whatever device you're using.

VERY easy to set up too. Buy it. Now.

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4 stars

"liberation from the liimits of itunes!"

December 24, 2010  |  By zug--2008

 |  Version: Airfoil 4.0

Pros

I can show avi dvd, virtually all video files in sync and with sound system on my imac, what a feast.

Cons

just a bit balky, but 4 is a big improvement over 3

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5 stars

"Nice! Does exactly as advertised at a bargain price!"

November 25, 2010  |  By takemiya

 |  Version: Airfoil 3.5.4

Pros

Sound quality is excellent
Easy to use

Cons

So far, nothing.

Summary

I am using this to stream Pandora to Apple TV and it works great. Before this I used Pandora on our Tivo box through the TV and then to the stereo. Only problem with that is having to have the TV on all the time - waste of energy. Now I control the music on the Macbook or use Logmein and control from my iPad.
I think the $25 price is a steal!

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5 stars

"Amazing Software!"

May 15, 2010  |  By TonioLarabi

 |  Version: Airfoil 3.5.1

Pros

You can utilize any device you'd like, without limitations.

Cons

Can't think of any.

Summary

You'd be a fool to have a Mac and not use this application. It is perfect!

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5 stars

"Awesome utility!"

December 20, 2009  |  By hmodes

 |  Version: Airfoil 3.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Purchased for both osx and windows, have been using for months. Absolutely love this software! Simple, intuitive, very well polished.

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1 stars

"DOES NOT WORK WITH SNOW LEOPARD!!"

December 06, 2009  |  By BimiBolabo

 |  Version: Airfoil 3.4

Pros

Worked well under previous versions of Mac OSX

Cons

Doesn't work under Mac OSX 10.6

Summary

What's to say, except Airfoil no longer works under Snow Leopard. C'mon devs, time and Apple wait for no man!

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3 stars

"Huge delay problem!"

November 17, 2009  |  By Jedih

 |  Version: Airfoil 3.4.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a very nice software and I'm grateful that someone is giving us a chance to use our Airport Express as it was meant to be used. But please fix this huge sound delay when played through several Airport Express and not forgetting when played through Quicktime. It is unbearable to watch a movie in Quicktime and have Airfoil stream the sound!

So if you plan to use this software, you should know that you will have a hard time not to be irritated when using Airfoil because of this bug! And it doesn't matter if you are using the latest Airport Express with 802.11n - that's not gonna help you!

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1 stars

"Half a second delay"

September 24, 2009  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Airfoil 3.3.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Still about half a second delay when watching a movie in quicktime and streaming to airtunes.
No sale

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3
  • Airfoil now supports Airfoil Speakers for iPhone - transmit audio to your iPhone or iPod Touch!
  • Airfoil Speakers has been updated with several improvements
  • CPU usage when "Computer" speaker is not in use has been reduced.
  • Airfoil automatically reconnects to speakers if they disappear from the network but reappear within 15 seconds.
  • Icons for late-2008 MacBook and MacBook Pro models are now included.
  • The Volume Up/Down menu items are now enabled when "Link Volume to System" is selected (using them will un-link the volume).
  • Audio synchronization when transmitting to an Apple TV has been improved slightly.
  • AppleScript support for FM tuning of RadioSharks has been fixed.
  • Airfoil now includes Soundflower 1.4.2, which fixes an issue where System Audio could prevent RealPlayer 11 from launching.
  • Airfoil now includes Instant Hijack 2.1.1, which fixes a crash in 64-bit processes with a large number of command-line arguments.
  • Hijacker compatibility has been improved, with several applications added to the automatic MegaMix-mode list.
  • The license window displays purchase date extracted from the registration code.
  • Registration information is now written to disk immediately after entering it.
  • The application's name and version shown in registration window.
  • Holding Option and Shift while selecting About Airfoil will now bring up the debugger window.
  • A bug where Airfoil could freeze when the Mac was woken from sleep has been fixed.
  • A sensible error is now shown when connecting to remote speakers with an incorrect password.
  • Two small AirTunes protocol bugs were corrected.
  • A crash when debug logging was enabled while connecting to an Apple TV has been fixed.
  • If the "Remember Password" box was checked but the remembered password was incorrect, Airfoil now prompts immediately for a password
  • Airfoil no longer shows Dashboard group in source popup by default.
  • The hijacker quit retry timeout has been increased.
  • Airfoil Speakers now shows the name of the audio source being transmitted, when receiving from latest Airfoil.
  • Airfoil Speakers now has a Mute menu item.
  • Airfoil Speakers' status text displayed when waiting for a connection was changed.
  • Airfoil Video Player has slightly improved audio/video synchronization during DVD playback.
  • Airfoil Video Player now has the ability to choose the language when viewing multilingual QuickTime files.
  • Airfoil Video Player now has an explicit error message when opening QuickTime files which have DRM.
  • Airfoil Video Player now includes Perian 1.1.3.
  • Airfoil Video Player now properly synchronizes the volume bar between full-screen and regular modes.
General
Publisher Rogue Amoeba Software
Publisher web site http://www.rogueamoeba.com
Release Date April 30, 2009
Date Added April 30, 2009
Version 3.3
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.04MB
File Name Airfoil.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 36,588
Downloads Last Week 67
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $25

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