Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2011 4:31 PM (in response to cheddar-caveman)
There doesn't appear to be a lot of choices for OS X. I found a link to some 3rd party download options. I personally have not tried any of them so proceed with caution (whenever downloading 3rd party applications).
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2011 11:23 PM (in response to JasonFear)
Thanks Jason. That link looks ok but as you say, be careful!
I found this discussion after doing further searches. Is the Mac Air and the AppleMac operating system the same and therefore this solution would work I wonder?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2011 11:37 PM (in response to cheddar-caveman)
I don't see why it wouldn't work. That topic is 3 years old so it's very possible that the solution might not be compatible with the latest version of Snow Leopard, though. But I've used Crossover, it's a great program.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2011 11:48 PM (in response to JasonFear)
"Snow Leopard" ? where do I find my "operating system" on this Air? I've clicked the "apple" top left but it only came up with the info I posted at the start of the post.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2011 1:24 AM (in response to cheddar-caveman)
When you click on the Apple logo in the upper left-hand corner of your screen you'll then want to select: About This Mac. The window that appears will tell you the version number.
10.6 - Snow Leopard (current maximum is 10.6.7)
10.5 - Leopard (maximum of 10.5.8)
10.4 - Tiger (maximum of 10.4.11)
Apple does updates, they vary in duration between releases. In this case, Apple has down 7 major updates to Snow Leopard (the .7 part). They're similar to how windows does their Service Packs.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2011 2:59 AM (in response to JasonFear)
The window that appears states:
Mac OS X Version 10.6.7.
It doesn't mention anything about Snow Leopard or any other name but from your last comment I believe it is Snow Leopard?
Also (I know very little about Apple computers, first one I've owned) when I click the "update software" button I get a list:
Snow Leopard font update
Security update 2011.002
Should I automatically accept these updates????
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2011 3:22 AM (in response to cheddar-caveman)
Further to my last, all the versions of Crossover seem to be "trial" versions. Are these going to work over a period of time I wonder?
Also I've just found this thread: https://discussions.apple.com/message/11679630#11679630 so it looks as though there is no solution to running sopcast on the modern Macs at the moment???
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2011 10:12 AM (in response to cheddar-caveman)
Snow Leopard is the marketing team for the OS, to Apple it's OS X 10.6.x (where X is the update version number). So yes, you are correct that you have Snow Leopard and it's perfectly fine that it doesn't specifically state that. Regarding the those updates, it's a good idea to stay current on them. Apple will frequently release updates to improve performance of those products (that updates are available for). I also strongly encourage people to ensure they have a backup before running updates, for two reasons:
- While updates are not designed to break things or prevent your OS from starting back up, that can happen, whenever any sort of major update or even system level update is performed.
- Should the new update reduce performance in a particular application, which is possible, it's much easier to "roll back" with an update versus not having one.
It also does look like you are correct, there's no sopcast solution with the latest version of Crossover.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2011 2:32 PM (in response to cheddar-caveman)
There is a way! You need to install Parallels for mac and instal win 7 and then install sopcast. Now all of the mentioned are paid programmes but i've heard that you can download them for free from certain websites...
I use it and it works like a charm!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2011 11:47 PM (in response to nasovoto)
I have found a much easier way. No downloads, no programs needed! no add-ons!j Just go to:
and there it is! I've watched all the Sri Lanka/England games so far, on my TV via this website and my Apple Air! Very impressive streaming but there are some annoying adds but a small price to pay for being able to watch live cricket for FREE
Connecting the Air to the TV you need a NEET Mini Display Port to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable between this and the adapter (assuming your TV has and HDMI input. This way you get the sound as well as the picture.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to cheddar-caveman)
There is a Mac version of Sopcast. Although the picture is good it deteriorates a lot also a bit jerky, when you go full screen. The way I got round that was to use VLC Mac versiion. Open the program then you go to File > Open network and paste in http://localhost:8902/tv.asf or http://127.0.0.1:8902
Sopcast is a free program and so far they have failed to produce a Mac version, even there there is Android version which does not sell anything like Apple products. Someone has created a Mac version which I hope will end up on a site of the author
You can download it for free. If you want the address email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.