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Mac OS Setup: AirMedia Wireless Display Projection

To connect to an AirMedia-equipped classroom projector or flat-panel display, you will need to install the appropriate Mac OS app. If you need sound as well as video, you also will need to install Soundflower.

Install the AirMedia app

Before you begin with the AirMedia, verify which version of Mac OS you are running. 

  1. Go to your Apple Menu and choose About This Mac.
    about this mac
  2. Make a note of your Mac OS version number.
    macos version number

Version 10.10 and older

  1. Download the AirMedia app.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Click Ok if you receive a "No devices found" error.
  4. Enter your display's unique IP address (including punctuation) and acccess code.
    User Name can be left blank.
    IP & access code
  5. Click Connect...

Version 10.11 and newer

  1. Download the AirMedia video app.
  2. Launch the app. If the app tells you that Soundflower is not installed, see "Enabling Sound" below.
  3. Click Ok if you receive a "No devices found" error.
  4. Enter your display's unique IP address (including punctuation) and acccess code.
    User Name can be left blank.
     
    IP & access code
  5. Click Connect...

Enabling sound

  1. Open System Preferences:Sound and make sure SoundFlower is your active output device:
    soundflower
  2. If you do not see an entry for SoundFlower, follow these steps to install it:
    1. Download the SoundFlower disk image.
    2. An installer icon should appear on your desktop. If it does not, look in your Downloads folder for a file that has "Soundflower" in its name and that ends with ".dmg" Double-click that file to make the installer icon appear on your desktop.
    3. If the installer window does not open automatically, double click the Soundflower disk icon on your Desktop.
    4. Doubleclick the Soundflower package icon and follow the onscreen prompts to complete your install:
      install
  3. Connect to the room's projector or flat panel display using your AirMedia app.
  4. Make sure the volume is turned up, both on your computer and in whatever app you are displaying.
  5. If you still have no sound, repeat step 1 above and make sure Soundflower is chosen as your sound output.