HT5404: About AirPlay Mirroring in OS XLearn about About AirPlay Mirroring in OS X
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:36 AM (in response to JackEDC)
Your MacBook Pro is a version too early to use mirror even with ML. It just does not have the hardware. Airparrot works in a different way so can be used on pre-early 2011 MacBook Pro.
You should be able to airplay iTunes with Home Sharing on, just not the mirror bit.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:35 AM (in response to julesnewtoMac)
Thanks for your answer. Can you more elaborate on these two ways?
Just want to have more knowledge.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:40 AM (in response to JackEDC)
It is a technical processor issue, any MacBook Pro before early 2011 (mid 2011 for all other Macs) does not have the power to do it. I believe Airparrot uses a software solution so it works with slightly older processors. I am not techie enough for the exact spec differences but know that is the layman's issue. I can mirror and have Airparrot, I prefer mirror but found AP perfectly good. Reflectorapp and Beamer have other solutions too but I have not used them.