Airfoil 4.8.8

Released on 8/8/14

  • An emergency update, necessitated by immediate changes Apple has made to their Gatekeeper system, restores compatibility on Mac OS X 10.9.5 and higher.

  • The Source popup has been improved to better filter background processes.

  • The ability to capture Text to Speech audio has been restored, after being briefly broken by recent changes.

  • Airfoil Speakers now provides track titles to Nicecast when relevant.

  • Many other small bugs have been fixed.

Airfoil 4.8.7

Released on 7/23/14

  • Airfoil now has initial compatibility with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 8, with support for Yosemite. This update provides several improvements and bug fixes.

  • Airfoil can now capture track titles (but not artwork) from Megaseg.

  • The automatic Intermission menu item has been removed from Airfoil. The "System Audio" source should be used instead.

  • A hang which could occur on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) when the display is asleep has stopped hanging around. That is to say, we fixed it.

  • Code-signing is now checked during software update.

  • Many other small bugs have been fixed.

Airfoil 4.8.6

Released on 6/5/14

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 7.2.1, to prevent it from loading on incompatible operating systems, such as those named after national parks.

Airfoil 4.8.5

Released on 5/17/14

  • A regression seen in version 4.8.4 has now been fixed, re-enabling playback to Airfoil Speakers for Windows, Android, and Linux. ("Expected CSeq" error).

Airfoil 4.8.4

Released on 5/16/14

  • Airfoil now has greatly improved support for use with the latest Airfoil Remote, including full control of all supported sources and more.

  • Vox and Ecoute are now supported for enhanced metadata and remote control.

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 7.2, with improvements in latency and other fixes.

  • Capturing audio from applications which are pulling from audio devices should now have much lower latency.

  • An issue where Safari audio capture could fail on non-English systems has been fixed.

  • Airfoil now fully prevents itself from ever being selected as a source.

  • We disabled erroneous editing in the mailing list window. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW, RANDOM INTERNET COMMENTER?! Sorry, sorry, got a bit carried away there.

  • The license window now correctly shows long license keys.

  • Several other small bugs and crashes have been fixed.

Airfoil 4.8.3

Released on 12/23/13

  • An issue where remote speakers failed to unmute has been corrected.

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 7.1.2, fixing several small issues.

  • Several other small bugs and crashes have been fixed.

Airfoil 4.8.2

Released on 11/28/13

  • Airfoil now has initial compatibility with Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks).

  • Mavericks compatibility for Airfoil Video Player is still in progress.

  • The audio capture engine has been completely overhauled. Audio capture from some sources may behave differently than it did previously. Please contact us with feedback.

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 7.1, with full support for Mavericks. This update provides improvements to System Audio capture and audio capture from Safari.

  • Airfoil now offers support for enhanced metadata and remote control of Vemedio's Instacast for Mac, as well as iTunes Radio.

  • App Nap and Airfoil now get along well on Mavericks.

  • Audio capture of Safari now correctly requires the Instant On component.

  • We fixed an issue where Airfoil's menu bar would not appear on launch on Mavericks.

  • Several cosmetic fixes were made to Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers on Mavericks.

  • Airfoil's Source menu has been updated and streamlined.

  • Several other small bugs and crashes have been fixed.

Airfoil 4.8.1

Released on 9/25/13

  • Airfoil once again has full compatibility for sending to the Apple TV running software version 6.0. Hooray!

  • Airfoil now offers easy selection of Intermission as a source, from the System Audio section of the audio source selection menu.

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 6.0.4. Several small updates were made, including one to better capture audio from sandboxed applications.

  • Previously, when it was being installed, Intermission could cause Airfoil's Computer output to stop playing audio temporarily. We've cured that.

  • The License window has been overhauled, with HTML. Neat!

  • We've fixed a goofy bug where CPU usage would grow when silence (silence!) was transmitted while a custom EQ setting was active.

  • Several other small bugs have been fixed.

Airfoil 4.8

Released on 7/16/13

  • Airfoil now has full support for Airfoil Remote - control Airfoil from any iOS device, with Airfoil Remote.

  • Last.fm and Radium 3 are both now supported for enhanced metadata and remote control.

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 6.0.3, fixing several small issues including one related to the Amarra iTunes plug-in.

  • Airfoil now requires Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) support is still to come. If you're still on 10.6 (or lower), be sure to see our Legacy page.

  • Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers are both now 64-bit. At this time, Airfoil Video Player is not.

  • The Equalizer now has labels on its sliders, which can be double-clicked to reset to the default value.

  • Password authorization now works with Shairport4W. Working with undocumented protocols can be difficult.

  • Airfoil Speakers now has a better memory on Mac OS X 10.8. When you relaunch it, it will now remember if it was previously visible or not. Its memory on other versions of Mac OS X was always fine.

  • The unlicensed noise alert now appears on the screen even when Airfoil is in menu bar only mode. But you'll never see that, because you've no doubt purchased this fabulous app.

  • A bug where Airfoil could disconnect when the operating system network buffers were full has been corrected.

  • An issue where only one sync adjustment slider was enabled, even with multiple speakers, has been fixed.

  • The preference for installing updates automatically is now on by default. The user is shown this the first time, however, and has a chance to turn it off.

  • A bug where Airfoil Video Player audio stopped when scrolling in a web page is no more.

  • A bug where some older Airfoil for Windows license keys would not unlock Airfoil Speakers has been corrected.

  • A rare Airfoil Speakers crash is now so rare, it doesn't exist.

  • Several other small bugs have been fixed.

Airfoil 4.7.5

Released on 12/26/12

  • Airfoil now properly restricts its search to the LAN, preventing possible issues with Back to my Mac and iCloud.

  • An issue where Airfoil Video Player could fail to open a DVD has been corrected.

  • A rare hang which could occur when an audio source spawned too many non-audio subprocesses has been fixed.

  • Airfoil will no longer crash if the Transmit button is pressed exactly as an output disappears.

  • Some small improvements for Retina displays have been made, including the app icon and About Box. A full Retina update is still to come.

  • Several other small bugs have been fixed.

Airfoil 4.7.4

Released on 10/2/12

  • Airfoil now has full support for Airfoil Speakers for Android.

  • A crash which could occur when selecting "Show Airfoil Only in the Menu Bar" in Preferences has been fixed.

  • Airfoil Speakers has been updated for improved support in receiving audio sent by Apple TVs running version 5.1 or higher.

  • Software updates have been improved, with automatic downloads and install on quit, based on a newer version of Sparkle.

  • Several other small bug fixes have been made.

Airfoil 4.7.3

Released on 9/24/12

  • Airfoil Speakers now has full support for receiving audio from iOS 6, including metadata support.

  • An Airfoil Video Player crash on Mac OS X 10.8.2 has been fixed.

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 6.0.2, fixing several small issues.

  • An issue which caused a discolored stripe at the bottom of Airfoil's main window has been fixed.

  • Airfoil now has an improved software update process, with automatic downloads and install on quit (based off a newer version of Sparkle).

  • Audio from the WebKit application can now be captured on Mac OS X 10.8.

  • The Welcome Windows for Airfoil, Airfoil Speakers, and Airfoil Video Player have been removed and replaced with manual pages.

  • Airfoil Video Player now provides a more informative error when the computer is missing a DVD drive.

  • Several other small bug fixes have been made.

  • Good on you for reading the release notes!

Airfoil 4.7.2

Released on 7/30/12

  • Audio capture of Safari, QuickTime Player, FaceTime, and Messages is now possible on Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) without requiring the Instant On component.

  • An issue where volume control for some third-party AirPlay hardware was not working as expected has been fixed.

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 6.0.1, which fixes several small issues. The update comes in addition to Instant On 6.0, which including improvements to System Audio capture and support for Mac OS X 10.8.

  • Several fixes for Retina MacBooks Pro have been made, including enabling Netflix's full-screen mode to work.

  • The Factory Reset functionality has been corrected to work properly on Mountain Lion.

  • Airfoil Video Player's "Enter Full Screen" menu item has been corrected to work properly on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).

  • Applications are now prevented from incorrectly appearing twice in the Source list.

  • The obsolete "Advanced Source Settings" menu item has been removed.

  • The Welcome Window size on Retina machines has been corrected.

  • Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers are now signed as part of Apple's Developer ID program, for compatibility with Gatekeeper.

  • To avoid triggering a scary warning on Mac OS X 10.8, the support form no longer helpfully auto-fills user information based on the Me card.

  • Several other small bug fixes have been made.

Airfoil 4.7.1

Released on 6/26/12

  • Airfoil's Menu Bar Mode now offers a source selector.

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 6, with improvements to System Audio capture and more. This update also includes preliminary support for Mac OS X 10.8.

  • Sonora is now supported for enhanced metadata and remote control.

  • Airfoil 4.7.1 offers full support for the new dual-band AirPort Express.

  • Support for the iHome iW2 has been improved, allowing for remote volume control.

  • Volume control for Spotify has been fixed.

  • For maximum compatibility, the Instant On component is now required for capturing audio from apps made by Fluid.

  • On Mac OS X 10.8, the Instant On component is now required for audio capture from Safari and QuickTime Player.

  • A bug caused by Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) which prevented AppleTVs from appearing after the Mac went to sleep has been worked around.

  • The "Silence Output" in the Local Audio preference has been removed.

  • The correct computer icon is now shown for 11-inch MacBooks Air.

  • Airfoil now includes the in-window Trial Mode badge.

  • Airfoil now has a one-time sign-up for the Rogue Amoeba mailing list.

  • Some issues caused by Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) have been corrected.

  • The loading of the Perian plugin by Airfoil Video Player has been fixed.

  • Several other minor problems have also been fixed.

Airfoil 4.7

Released on 3/23/12

  • By popular demand, Airfoil now offers a menu bar only mode, where Airfoil resides solely in the menu bar, with no Dock icon.

  • Airfoil Speakers can now remotely control playback in version 2 of Last.fm's desktop app. Get the latest Last.fm betas here.

  • Airfoil Speakers now shows metadata in its menu.

  • Instant On 5.0.2 corrects a conflict with Sibelius.

  • This update is once again able to capture audio from Rosetta apps like Radio 365.

  • Airfoil will now correctly display output device names containing the '@' character.

  • The detection of blocking by firewalls has been improved.

  • Audio capture from Skype 2 is again functional, after a fix in Airfoil 4.6.5 for Skype 5 broke it. Of course, capturing Skype with Airfoil is not a terribly useful activity, but if you want to do it, it'll work with all versions of Skype.

  • Both Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers now use our new HTML-based manual system.

  • Several other minor problems have also been fixed.

Airfoil 4.6.5

Released on 2/10/12

  • Instant On has been updated to version 5.0.1, with full support for capturing audio from sandboxed applications from the Mac App Store and other sources.

  • Airfoil Speakers can now remotely control playback in several new sources, including Pandoras Box, Musicality, Muse, and Muse Controller's Pandora player.

  • Airfoil Video Player can again capture from Netflix in full-screen mode, thanks to Silverlight 5 compatibility.

  • Remote control via Apple Remote and Keyspan remotes has been restored in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).

  • Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers now use Apple's open-sourced Apple Lossless encoder and decoder, respectively, for improved audio compression and playback.

  • Pulling audio from input devices now uses the preferred stereo channels (as set in Audio MIDI Setup), instead of always using channels 1 & 2.

  • The extraneous On/Off checkbox in the Effects window has been removed.

  • A hidden Developer News window, to issue important alerts when required, is now included.

  • Hidden prefs are now available in the Debugging window.

  • A bug where iCloud could cause an output device to appear multiple times has been corrected.

  • Album art is now limited to 512x512 pixels, to save bandwidth and improve compatibility with some AirPlay devices that can't handle larger images.

  • Airfoil now falls back to the Default Audio Output Device if the currently active device disappears, working around an issue with HDMI-based Mac Minis.

  • A crash when receiving audio from Radium has been resolved.

  • Airfoil Video Player now offers a Main Window option in the Window menu.

  • A bug causing HTML video to display incorrectly has been fixed.

  • Several visually misaligned elements in the Preferences window have been corrected.

  • The lock icon is now properly shown at all times when a speaker requires a password.

  • AppleScript's "connect" option now uses the keychain password if it exists.

  • The Speaker Name field in Airfoil Speakers now validates properly.

  • Other assorted crashes, memory leaks, and bugs have been squashed.

Airfoil 4.6.2

Released on 10/21/11

  • Airfoil now properly captures audio from apps created with Fluid.

  • Airfoil will now support remote control and enhanced metadata from MOG (MOG v1.1 or higher is required).

  • Airfoil's volume slider behavior has been improved, with new artwork and enhanced feedback via artwork.

  • Airfoil's mute keyboard shortcut has been changed to match other applications, including iTunes and Pulsar.

  • Airfoil now disconnects from remote speakers upon sleeping, to prevent error messages on waking.

  • An issue where Airfoil could not launch an app because of quarantine, even though quarantine is disabled, has been corrected.

  • The unnecessary Interface Settings preferences have been removed.

Airfoil 4.6.1

Released on 10/6/11

  • A "Process Source" bug, where audio from some apps was not captured when Instant On was installed, has been corrected.

  • A "-1600" error, where connections to some AirPlay devices could fail, has been fixed.

  • The cursor is now hidden when Airfoil Video Player is in full-screen mode.

  • Airfoil now checks if a source app is quarantined by Mac OS X, and warns if so.

Airfoil 4.6

Released on 10/3/11

  • DVD playback in Airfoil Video Player has been restored on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).

  • Airfoil will now allow scrolling in the outputs list when enough outputs are available.

  • A warning is now shown when Spotify relaunches itself following an auto-update.

  • Airfoil can now properly capture audio from QuickTime plugins such as Flip4Mac on Lion.

  • The transmission of track metadata (such as album artwork) has been optimized, to help on weak or congested networks.

  • A bug where Airfoil's "Computer" speaker could interfere with iTunes' Airplay has been fixed.

  • Several other minor bugs have been fixed.

Airfoil 4.5.7

Released on 8/30/11

  • Instant On 4.1 now supports Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), allowing for capture of all System Audio, as well as grabbing audio from already-running applications.

  • A bug where AppleScripts using the System Audio device would fail has been corrected.

  • Several assorted crashes and memory leaks have been fixed.

Airfoil 4.5.6

Released on 8/18/11

Airfoil 4.5.6 was rapidly pulled from release, following the discovery of an incompatibility between Instant On 4.0 and several third party applications. This issue is fixed with Airfoil 4.5.7 and Instant On 4.1.

  • Instant On 4.0 now supports Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), allowing for capture of all System Audio, as well as grabbing audio from already-running applications.

  • A bug where AppleScripts using the System Audio device would fail has been corrected.

  • Several assorted crashes and memory leaks have been fixed.

Airfoil 4.5.5

Released on 8/5/11

  • A severe crashing issue caused by a bug in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) has been worked around. This should prevent crashes on Lion.

  • Pulling audio from QuickTime Player and QuickTime-based sources now works correctly on Lion.

  • Airfoil Video Player now uses Perian v1.2.3.

  • Instant On on Mac OS X 10.6 has been updated to version 3.1, to fix an incompatibility with Google Talk. Lion support for Instant On is still pending.

  • DVD support in Airfoil Video Player is now properly disabled on Lion, pending further updates.

  • A rare crashing bug with hidden menubars has been corrected.

  • Muse Controller's Pandora player is now supported as a remote control source, and provides enhanced metadata as well.

  • The Radium remote control script has been updated.

Airfoil 4.5.1

Released on 7/16/11

  • Airfoil Speakers can now properly remotely control playback in Radium, fixing an issue seen in the previous version.

  • Additional preliminary bug fixes for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) have been made, including Airfoil Video Player fixes, and Factory Reset functionality. Full Lion support is still forthcoming.

  • Airfoil Speakers now features statistics (by holding down the Option key when receiving).

  • Airfoil Speakers now features a Check for Update button in the Preferences window.

  • Airfoil now properly detects older licenses and offers upgrades.

  • Airfoil now properly detects Windows licenses and offers a cross-grade.

  • Airfoil now better handles source applications which can't be launched in multiple user sessions.

  • If System Audio isn't available, Airfoil won't switch the selected source to it at all.

Airfoil 4.5

Released on 7/6/11

  • Airfoil now has full support for third-party AirPlay devices.

  • Airfoil Speakers can now remotely control playback in several new sources, including Spotify, Rdio, and Radium.

  • Airfoil Speakers now has support for receiving audio from iTunes and iOS applications, via the AirPlay protocol.

  • Airfoil Speakers can now also receive audio from Radium on Mac OS X.

  • Volume sliders can now be adjusted using the mouse scroll wheel as well as the trackpad's two-finger scrolling.

  • Airfoil Speakers menubar icon has been updated.

  • When Airfoil automatically transmits at app launch, application sources will be launched in the foreground for immediate use.

  • When Instant On is not installed, Airfoil now immediately knows it must relaunch an already-open application.

  • When album art is not available from Airfoil, Airfoil Speakers now shows a screenshot on the remote machine's icon.

  • Airfoil Video Player's capture of fullscreen Flash content has been improved for enhanced reliability.

  • Airfoil Video Player now opts out of ClickToFlash.

  • AppleScript support for RadioShark tuning has been improved, fixing a potential crash.

  • A severe memory leak on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) has been fixed.

  • An Airfoil crash on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) when attempting to prevent idle sleep during playback has been fixed.

  • An Airfoil Speakers crash on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) when attempting to prevent idle sleep during playback has been fixed.

  • Remote control and track title applescripts will now be loaded from the Application Support folder, in addition to the Airfoil app bundle.

  • When relaunching Safari, Airfoil no longer incorrectly causes a second blank window to open.

  • Fixed a rare issue with runaway CPU usage when the source application frequently spawned command-line-tool subprocesses

  • A rare bug which could cause Airfoil to incorrectly appear as available to Airfoil Speakers even when it was no longer open has been fixed.

  • Airfoil Speakers must now be unlocked with an Airfoil license (this will happen automatically when receiving audio from an unlocked copy of Airfoil).

  • Airfoil Video Player's UI has been tightened up in minor ways.

  • All debuggers now use On/Off instead of multiple levels.

Airfoil 4.0.2

Released on 2/26/11

  • The Instant On component has been updated to prevent a rare lock up.

  • Airfoil now offers a Deselect All Speakers menu item.

  • Airfoil Video Player has been updated for compatibility with Flash 10.2.

  • Fullscreen playback in Airfoil Video Player's web mode has been rewritten for better performance on some hardware.

  • Popup windows in Web mode are now blocked rather than taking over Airfoil Video Player.

  • The size and location of Airfoil Video Player's main window is now saved across sessions.

  • Screenshots destined for remote speakers like Airfoil Speakers Touch and Apple TV are now generated when the target application first produces audio.

  • Performance of metadata updates sent to Airfoil Speakers has been improved.

  • Airfoil's network load has been smoothed by throttling packet transmission.

  • Airfoil now gathers anonymous statistics about the kinds and quantities of speakers in use.

  • AppleScript now returns the proper volume level for the Computer speaker when linked to system volume.

  • Applescript update: "applicationSource" sorting has been rolled back to return apps the way it did prior to Airfoil 4.0.1.

  • A bug where silence might be transmitted when switching targets without Instant On installed has been corrected.

  • To avoid confusing AirPort Express units, Airfoil no longer sends set-volume commands during its initial connection.

  • A better error is now provided when a second copy of Airfoil attempts to connect to an in-use copy of Airfoil Speakers.

  • A rare crash in remote control support caused by network errors has been fixed.

  • Several rare crashes related to memory management issues have been fixed.

  • An extremely rare bug that could result in incomplete data being sent over the network has been fixed.

Airfoil 4.0.1

Released on 1/27/11

  • Instant On 3.0.1 fixes corrupt audio from Spotify, System Audio, and others, as well as curing memory leaks which could occur.

  • The Install Extras window has been improved for easier use.

  • Several memory leaks have been fixed.

  • Playback of some QuickTime files has been improved in Airfoil Video Player.

  • Playback in Airfoil Video Player is now synchronized with monitor refresh, to eliminate tearing.

  • Airfoil Video Player now supports .dvdmedia packages, as well as other containers for VIDEO_TS folders.

  • An issue where Plex's audio would be distorted when captured by Airfoil has been corrected.

  • Airfoil Speaker's main window is now always shown on the first launch of version 4.x.

  • Audio input devices with low sample rates now work correctly with Airfoil.

  • SSME license keys now correctly prompt for an upgrade.

  • The Source popup now shows a keyboard focus ring when appropriate.

  • Airfoil no longer incorrectly accepts folders when dropped onto the main window.

  • If Instant On is not installed, a useful error message is now shown when switching to System Audio during active transmission.

  • Dragging local movies into Web mode now correctly switches to Local File mode for improved playback.

  • A rare Airfoil Speakers crash has been fixed.

  • Airfoil Speakers now properly prevents the computer from sleeping while it's receiving audio.

  • Audio playback in Airfoil Speakers after switching audio output devices has been improved.

Airfoil 4.0

Released on 12/16/10

  • A revamped interface makes Airfoil easier to use than ever!

  • Airfoil Speakers can now initiate a connection to Airfoil - with one click, you can receive audio on a remote machine.

  • Airfoil Speakers now offers remote control of some applications, enabling you to play, pause, skip forward, and skip back.

  • Airfoil Speakers also features a greatly improved interface, showing track titles, album art and other metadata when available!

  • Airfoil Video Player's new Web mode allows you to watch video from sites like Hulu, Netflix, and more, while playing their audio remotely and in sync.

  • The updated Instant On component works better than ever to capture audio from running applications, as well as all System Audio.

  • Airfoil now sends track titles, artwork, and other metadata to Apple TV and Airfoil Speakers.

  • Audio from Google Chrome can now be transmitted by simply selecting Chrome as the source in Airfoil.

  • Airfoil now supports additional applications via remote control, from Airfoil Speakers as well as Apple and Keyspan remotes.

  • Airfoil Video Player's interface has also been cleaned up and improved.

  • Airfoil will no longer incorrectly attempt to launch Airfoil Video Player from outside its own bundle.

  • A rare issue that could prevent some speakers from appearing in Airfoil's window has been fixed.

  • Many other small issues have been fixed.

Airfoil 3.5.7

Released on 5/9/11

  • A potential crash when switching sources has been corrected.

  • This is the last planned release of Airfoil 3. If you're on Mac OS X 10.6, we recommend upgrading to Airfoil 4.

Airfoil 3.5.6

Released on 3/30/11

  • A bug where Airfoil would drop its connection when audio stopped has been corrected.

  • Airfoil will now accept AFFP-prefixed license keys.

Airfoil 3.5.5

Released on 2/28/11

  • Audio capture from Google Chrome has been improved, to prevent audio issues which coud occur during heavy activity.

  • Some momentary graphical glitches when going fullscreen in Airfoil Video Player has been corrected.

  • Pitch bending behavior when losing audio packets on the network has been improved, to minimize audio adjustments.

Airfoil 3.5.4

Released on 9/29/10

  • The Instant Hijack component has been updated to 2.2.8, to correct an issue where it would not install properly.

  • Airfoil will now accept KUTA-prefixed license keys.

Airfoil 3.5.3

Released on 9/24/10

  • Choosing the Dashboard application as a source now correctly pulls all audio from Dashboard.

  • Pulling audio from certain sources, including Google Chrome, is much improved, with no more audio skips.

  • Sync problems with Airfoil Speakers on poorly-performing networks are now improved.

  • A race condition that could cause EyeTV video to not be properly synchronized has been corrected.

  • A rare race condition in the hijacker that could cause an assertion failure has been fixed.

Airfoil 3.5.2

Released on 7/1/10

  • A rare deadlock with Instant Hijack has been fixed, with Instant Hijack 2.2.7

  • Other rare deadlocks in Airfoil have been fixed.

  • Airfoil Video Player no longer incorrectly appears in the Applications section of the source popup.

  • An erroneous 5406 error has been suppressed.

  • Airfoil Speakers will now disconnect when its machine is sleeping, so it will be available to take new connections immediately upon wake.

  • Overdrive on the Effects window gain control now works properly.

  • Airfoil no longer delays sleep.

Airfoil 3.5.1

Released on 4/6/10

  • Airfoil now has full support for Airfoil Speakers Touch running on the iPad

  • The embedded Perian plugin, part of Airfoil Video Player, has been updated to version 1.2.1.

  • Several other minor bugs have been fixed.

Airfoil 3.5

Released on 12/16/09

  • Airfoil and EyeTV from Elgato now work great together - when transmitting audio from EyeTV, Airfoil will adjust the local video to play in sync with remote audio!

  • Pulling audio from VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop is now much simpler - simply set Fusion or Desktop as the source in Airfoil's Source pop-up, and Airfoil will handle the rest.

  • A bug where transmitting Front Row without Instant Hijack installed would fail silently, instead of presenting an error, has been fixed.

Airfoil 3.4.3

Released on 11/23/09

  • Proper artwork is again sent to Airfoil Speakers Touch on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

  • Volume changes are now synchronized in both directions between Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers on all platforms.

  • The Instant Hijack component has been updated to version 2.2.6, curing a rarely-seen issue with excessive logging in the kernel log.

  • Volume levels now default to 75%, instead of 50%, across the board.

  • A potential crash when quitting or disconnecting remote speakers during transmission has been corrected.

  • Minor tweaks to several error messages have been made, including selecting Airfoil as its own source, and attempting to pull audio from a source in the Trash.

  • Airfoil Speaker's volume slider is now enabled at all times.

  • Airfoil Speaker's volume slider now syncs back to the Mac, and saves its settings between launches.

  • Several other minor issues and bugs have been addressed.

Airfoil 3.4.2

Released on 11/06/09

  • The Instant Hijack component has been updated to 2.2.5, which fixes a rare incompatibility with Adobe Version Cue.

  • A bug where the balance slider was shifted all the way left for new users has been corrected.

  • Minor tweaks to several error messages have been made.

  • Airfoil now sends unfortunately Apple-compliant artwork to the forthcoming Airfoil Speakers Touch 1.0.1.

Airfoil 3.4.1

Released on 10/30/09

  • Hijacking of Safari is now much more robust, for non-English systems and cases where Safari is already active.

  • Pulling audio from Front Row now works as expected.

  • All background processes, including those for such applications as VMWare and Parallels, will now appear when option-clicking the Source menu.

  • The Instant Hijack component has been updated to 2.2.4 for improved compatibility.

  • Error handling when switching sources while transmitting has been improved.

  • If Instant Hijack is not installed, the Dashboard source now correctly prompts to install Instant Hijack, instead of just failing.

  • Airfoil no longer incorrectly errors when transmitting a source which is already being hijacked by another Rogue Amoeba product.

Airfoil 3.4

Released on 10/14/09

  • The Instant Hijack component, used to capture audio from already-running applications, has been updated to 2.2.3 to fix a crash with quicklookd that could occur on some machines running Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

  • With the Instant Hijack component installed, hijacking of Safari, QuickTime, and other applications has been improved to not require quitting and relaunching.

  • Airfoil now captures audio from sub-processes, improving hijacking of applications like Google Chrome.

  • The Radio window, for use with Radioshark USB radios, has been updated and improved.

  • Dashboard hijacking is now unified, so all audio from Dashboard is pulled in.

  • Airfoil now has a preference for adjusting the local audio output device.

  • VoiceOver accessibility support has been improved, as has keyboard navigation.

  • The metadata image sent to Apple TV and Airfoil Speakers Touch is now delayed by a few seconds to capture the target application in a more useful state.

  • The metadata image sent to Airfoil Speakers Touch is now periodically updated.

  • A rare bug causing endless error messages to appear in relation to auto-transmitting has been corrected.

  • If Soundflower is not installed, Airfoil now properly remembers the System Audio source when it requests an installation.

  • Airfoil can now better detect broken Soundflower installs and offer to reinstall.

  • Software update now includes anonymous data about appliaction sources.

  • Airfoil Video Player now accepts drags from iTunes into an AVP window.

  • Audio sources can now be switched while transmitting, without needing to dis- and re-connect.

Airfoil 3.3.4

Released on 9/23/09

  • The Instant Hijack component, used to capture audio from already-running applications, has been updated to 2.2.2 to fix an extremely rare crash.

  • Audio synchronization with the Apple TV has been improved.

  • The correct computer image from Mac OS X 10.6 is now properly sent to Apple TV and Airfoil Speakers Touch.

  • A rare crash in the network listener setup code has been fixed in both Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers.

  • An issue with stale Bonjour records causing an endless cascade of errors has been fixed.

  • A bizarre bug causing licenses keys containing the sequence "2222" to be rejected has been fixed.

Airfoil 3.3.3

Released on 8/28/09

  • Airfoil is now fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

  • Airfoil now uses Instant Hijack 2.2 to capture audio from already-running applications.

  • The Soundflower Extra, used to power System Audio capture, has been updated to version 1.5.1.

  • Software update check now sends the processor architecture to the server.

  • Airfoil Video Player now displays proper colors during DVD playback on Mac OS X 10.6.

  • The Mute menu item in Airfoil Speakers now properly restores output to the previous volume level, instead of always restoring to full volume.

  • The artwork Airfoil sends to Airfoil Speakers Touch now updates periodically.

  • Airfoil Speakers now has a preference for adjusting the local audio output device.

Airfoil 3.3.2

Released on 7/19/09

  • Airfoil is again fully compatible with Safari on Mac OS X 10.4.

  • An incompatibility with the Valgrind debugging suite has been fixed.

  • Airfoil now better handles hijacking of applications in the Trash, and defaults to a smarter location when choosing "Other Application..."

  • Airfoil now displays a more helpful error when blocked by a local firewall.

  • Airfoil Speakers now displays a more helpful error when synchronization information is blocked by a firewall.

  • Airfoil Speakers now works correctly in Snow Leopard, fixing an issue with audio decoding

  • A font issue with the Source menu has been corrected.

Airfoil 3.3.1

Released on 6/24/09

  • Airfoil is now compatible with AirPort Express 7.4.2 firmware and Apple TV 2.4 firmware.

  • Airfoil no longer works around firewalls by sending an initial fake timing packet

  • The auto-transmit checkbox in Preferences now behaves properly with disappearing speakers.

  • Issues with deadlocked speaker threads, caused by setting metadata on disconnected speakers, have been resolved.

  • Multiple Airfoil Video Player issues have been corrected, including bad player state when a new movie is dragged in and the jumping playhead slider. The volume settings and position indicators are also now properly handled when dragging in a new movie.

Airfoil 3.3

Released on 4/17/09

  • 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.

Airfoil 3.2.7

Released on 3/4/09

  • Airfoil now (again) works correctly with attached RadioSharks on older machines.

  • Mac OS X 10.4: Again shipping with Soundflower 1.3.1 for Tiger, due to incompatibilities with newer Soundflower versions.

Airfoil 3.2.6

Released on 2/22/09

  • Airfoil Speakers has been updated to correct an issue with receiving audio on PowerPC machines.

  • A handful of minor bug fixes and improvements are also included.

Airfoil 3.2.5

Released on 2/20/09

  • Airfoil Speakers has been updated with several improvements

  • Now includes Soundflower 1.4.2, with several bug fixes.

  • Now uses Instant Hijack 2.1.1, fixing a crashing bug with 64-bit processes.

  • Airfoil Video Player has been updated to include version 1.1.3 of the Perian playback engine, as well as provide minor improvements to DVD playback

  • Airfoil now pulls audio properly from several troublesome applications, including Songbird.

  • Reduced CPU usage when "Computer" speaker is not in use.

  • Automatically reconnects to speakers if they disappear from the network but reappear within a few seconds.

  • Added icons for late-2008 MacBook and MacBook Pro models.

  • Volume up/down menu items are now enabled when "Link Volume to System" is selected (using them will un-link the volume).

  • Slightly improved audio synchronization when transmitting to an Apple TV.

  • Fixed AppleScript support for FM tuning of RadioSharks.

  • License window displays purchase date extracted from registration code.

  • Registration information is now written to disk immediately after entering it.

  • Application name and version are now shown in the registration window.

  • A bug where Airfoil could freeze when the Mac was woken from sleep was fixed.

  • Now shows a sensible error 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 was fixed.

  • Airfoil now prompts immediately for a password if the "Remember Password" box was checked but the remembered password was incorrect.

  • The Dashboard group in the source popup is now off by default.

  • Airfoil no longer confusingly indicates if a given output is digital or not.

  • Airfoil Speakers: The name of the audio source being transmitted is now shown.

  • Airfoil Speakers: The Airfoil Speakers menu now has a Mute option.

  • Airfoil Speakers: The status text displayed when waiting for a connection has been updated.

  • Airfoil Video Player: When viewing multilingual QT files, the desired language can now be selected.

  • Airfoil Video Player: AVP now shows a proper error message when attempting to open DRMed files.

Airfoil 3.2.1

Released on 7/16/08

  • AFS: Fixed regression where spectrum meters would not display

  • Hijacking: Instant Hijack updated to 2.1, with 64-bit hijacking support. Also fixes crashing bugs on G3/G4s

  • Hijacking: Fixed long-standing bug where hijacker would cause audio skips when under heavy CPU load

  • Hijacking: When in MegaMix mode, Effects will now correctly play through

  • Hijacking: Fixed regression where Exclude List would not be honored

  • Effects: Balance no longer Pans, but properly Balances

  • Other: Many memory leak fixes

  • Other: Updated to Sparkle 1.5b

  • Other: Fixed a warning when AppleScript dictionary was loaded

Airfoil 3.2

Released on 5/22/08

  • Improved support for 802.11n AirPort Express units,including better synchronization, and full password support

  • Support for remote control of iTunes and QuickTime, via AppleTV Remote and Keyspan's Express Remote

  • Airfoil: Various tweaks to improve streaming

  • Airfoil: No longer incorrectly prevents sleep when idle

  • Airfoil Video Player: Can now open VIDEO_TS folders

  • Instant Hijack: Now no longer fails to load if / has incorrect permissions

  • Instant Hijack: Bug where Exclude List would not be honored fixed

  • System Audio: Added "Include Alert Sounds" option

  • Effects: Balance now correctly behaves like Balance (instead of Pan)

Airfoil 3.1.3

Released on 3/19/08

  • Includes Instant Hijack 2.0.3, to fix an incompatibility between Apple Security Update 2008-002 on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and the Instant Hijack component, which caused ssh and related commands to crash.

Airfoil 3.1.2

Released on 3/18/08

  • Setting a source via drag and drop now adds it to the list of 5 most recent apps

  • Added master "On" checkbox to Effects window

  • Fixed hang on hijacker failure or cancellation when

Airfoil 3.1.1

Released on 3/7/08

  • Setting a source via drag and drop now adds it to the list of 5 most recent apps

  • Added master "On" checkbox to Effects window

  • Fixed hang on hijacker failure or cancellation when transmitting to the Apple TV

  • Fixed issue with trying multiple addresses during connection

  • Replaced (password required) text with a lock icon for passworded remote speakers

  • No longer uses APE or APELite in any form

  • Fixed hijacking of applications using garbage collection

  • Fixed rare System Audio failure when using Computer speaker

Airfoil 3.1

Released on 2/20/08

  • Includes Instant Hijack 2.0.2, with improved PowerPC support

  • Includes Soundflower 1.3.1, with improved muting support and fixes for PowerPC issues

  • Added support for AppleTV

  • Local playback honors preferred output channels

  • Improved hijacking of Front Row

  • Improved reliability of audio playback on low-end machines and under heavy load

  • Icons for Airfoil Speakers for Windows, Linux

  • Fixes local playback when using System Audio

  • Fixes DVD playback incompatibility with 10.5.2

  • Mute menu item now checked when muted

  • Speakers now sorted more sensibly

  • Speaker menu item shortcuts now start with Command-1

  • Improved DVD playback smoothness for PAL DVDs

  • Improved reliability when connecting to remote speakers

  • Improved hijacking of Safari and PandoraJam

Airfoil 3.0.2

Released on 2/8/08

  • Includes Instant Hijack 2.0.1, now works with Skype and fixes a bug where it would fail to load

  • Includes Soundflower 1.3 which allows changing the volume

  • Airfoil Video Player: Fixed discolored and improperly sized DVDs, also supports PAL DVDs

  • Airfoil Video Player: Fixed blacked out movies with .srt files, subtitles now function correctly

  • Airfoil Video Player: Includes Perian 1.1

  • Now supports IPv6 and is more robust when connecting to remote speakers

  • Better synchronization for local playback when using System Audio

  • Now correctly tracks output device changes

Airfoil 3.0.1

Released on 1/14/08

  • New Welcome windows for Airfoil and Airfoil Speakers

  • Better handling for old AirPort Express firmware

  • Better handling for firewalls

  • Minor error handling improvements for DVD playback

  • Many other minor fixes

Airfoil 3.0

Released on 1/10/08

  • Full Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Support

  • Updated interface and improved connectivity

  • Airfoil Speakers - Play audio to remote Macs

  • Airfoil Video Player - Playing back local video with remote audio

  • Many other updates

Airfoil 2.1 Preview

Released on 10/24/07

  • Various bug fixes and improvements for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

  • Instant Hijack 1.5 (Currently only for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger))

  • Hijacking: Now supports MultiHijack (hijacking the same program more than once)

  • Hijacking: Improved MegaMix options

  • Hijacking: Mute now supported in MegaMix mode

  • Other: Revised Help menu

  • Other: Now requires Mac OS X 10.4+

Airfoil 2.0.8

Released on 7/11/07

  • Now accepts TX40- license key prefix

  • No longer improperly accepts HLFZ- prefix

Airfoil 2.0.7

Released on 4/17/07

  • Improved connection reliability

  • Now includes SoundFlower 1.2.1

  • Improved error reporting on failed connections

  • Updated to RASN2 License Key System

Airfoil 2.0.6

Released on 2/1/07

  • Now includes SmartCrashReporter 1.2.1

  • More robust connection opening

  • Now supports connections over IPv6

  • Increased network timeout limit

  • Fixed CPU usage bug where the EQ would consume large amounts of processor time

  • Improved behavior of the Mute menu item

  • AppleScript now allows the audio source to be dynamically switched

Airfoil 2.0.5

Released on 10/8/06

  • Fixed bug causing some audio to skip

  • Fixed bug where transmissions would fail to initiate

Airfoil 2.0.4

Released on 10/5/06

  • MegaMix Mode Auto-enabled for web browsers and VOIP

  • Improved RadioShark support

  • RadioShark 2 Support

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

  • Fixed bug where Airfoil would refuse to Quit

  • Other minor fixes

  • Updated Instant Hijack to v1.4

  • Updated Soundflower to v1.2

  • New About Box

Airfoil 2.0.3

Released on 6/5/06

  • Audio Sources can now be changed on-the-fly

  • Optional Minimize To Menu Bar preference, to place Airfoil in the Menu Bar instead of the Dock (OS X 10.4 only)

  • Updated to Instant Hijack 1.3.3 with full Intel Chip-Based Mac (ICBM) support

  • Updated to Smart Crash Reports 1.2 with full ICBM support

  • Updated to Application Enhancers 2

Airfoil 2.0.2

Released on 3/13/06

  • Official Intel Chip-Based Mac (ICBM) support

  • Can now pull audio from applications running under Rosetta emulation

  • Smart Crash Reports version 1.1 beta 1

  • Updated to Instant Hijack Server 1.3.2 (PPC Only)

  • Volume menu items now adjust relatively

  • RadioShark tuning now closer to offical Griffin tuning

  • Now properly alerts when noise is overlaid, in unregistered mode

  • Improved orderly disconnects

  • Better handling when sleep occurs

  • More widget hijacking bug fixes

Airfoil 2.0.1

Released on 1/20/06

  • Airfoil is now a Universal Build, working on Intel Macs

  • Fixed rare audio Effects bug, where effects had no effect

  • Widget hijacking bug fixes

  • RadioShark tuning tweaks

  • Audio Devices no longer incorrectly revert to "Default System" anymore

  • Now requires 10.3.9

Airfoil 2.0

Released on 1/7/06

  • Full overhaul - it's all new!

Airfoil 1.0.6

Released on 8/11/05

  • Fixed bug with unexplained lost connections

  • Fixed bug with systems where IPv6 is enabled

  • Fixed compatibility bug with some machines running AirPort 4.2

Airfoil 1.0.5

Released on 4/21/05

  • Dock menu additions

  • Preferences additions (Start transmit on launch)

  • Now supports D&D of apps into window

  • Updates to fix broken zeroconf names

  • Improved compatibility of 'Link to System Volume'

  • Now watches for QuickTime 6.5.1 (required)

  • Ceases transmit on machine sleep.

  • More fixing of audio droputs

  • Fixed a bug where a device would be mistakenly thought to be password protected

  • Improved exception logging

Airfoil 1.0.1

Released on 3/4/05

  • Now properly opens application window when clicked in Dock

  • Bug Fix: Sample rate bug (causing audio speed-ups and slow-downs)

  • Bug Fix: 'Internal Error' objectAtIndex

  • Bug Fix: Connection issues

Airfoil 1.0

Released on 3/1/05

  • First release - it's all new.