AirCast is an wireless mirroring and streaming receiver client. It works for airplay in current, which means you can share screen, picture or media content from iPhone/iPad/MacOS to AirCast by airplay. You can also use it to record the received content with simply one click.
Aircast runs on Windows, Mac OSX and Android.
Windows: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10; It's better for PC to equipe a modern Intel or NVidia display card, then AirCast
can utilize the GPU capabilities to accelerate media playing or recording.
Note: Apple Bonjour Print Services is required on Windows to run aircast, which can be found at https://support.apple.com/kb/DL999. If it's not available on your PC, AirCast will notify you and quit.
Mac, OS X 10.9(Mavericks) or later
Android, Android 4.2 or later
Internet connection is required to activate AirCast's license if you buy one
Make sure the computer/device installed AirCast is connected to same LAN(Local Area Network) with the airplay devices
Make sure the Firewall or Antivirus on your computer allows AirCast go through network
iPhone: 4s or newer
iPad: iPad mini all models; iPad 2nd generation or later; iPad Pro
iPod: iPod touch 5th generation or newer
Mac: running Mac OS X 10.8+ with built-in AirPlay mirroring functionality
Download for free.
It's easy to install: for windows portable version, just unzip it to a directory; otherwise, double click to start the install process.
Run AirCast. the 'start UI' as below.
Note: the 'start UI' actually illustrates how to start AirPlay mirroring on iOS devices. The receiver name displays on the UI dynamically( marked in red rectangle)
On your iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up Control Center, then you will see similar UI as the aircast 'start UI'. Select the same receiver name which indicated on 'start UI'. Voila.
Note: No extra app is required to install on your iOS device. AirPlay mirroring is a build-in feature on these devices.
Move mouse to the top part of AirCast, trigger the control bar as sceenshot.
The record button is enabled while there is a connected AirPlay session. Click record button, recording duration indicator
will display On the UI top-right part. Recording starts.
You can stop recording session mannually by clicking the record button. Recording session can also stop automatically while AirPlay mirroring session stopped.
The recording results are generated immediately once the session stopped. You can find out or configure where the recording result is stored via 'Save to' item in the record page of setting dialog.
Open the setting dialog by clicking setting button on control bar.
Setting options will become effective in the next AirPlay session.
Visit our online store. We will send your the license text by email after the payment finished.
You could also contact us directly to purchase or inquire.
Go to 'Setting dialog->about page'.
Write to us with your order's information.
One license text can be corresponding to one or multiple installation permission(s) on your computers. After you enter
the valid license text, software starts to activate the license online. The activation may fail if the license information
can't match the activation amount or other factors.
Once activation failed, the license on this computer will cease to be effective.
We only accept customized project for AirCast SDK in current. If you are interested, welcome to write to us for inquiry.
The meanings of the red signs in upper figure are correspondingly:
Connected iOS devices information
Recording duration indicator
Frame lag indicator, a turtle symbol, which means the computer is under performance. When the turtle become red from yellow, the delay becomes very serious
Indicate that audio sessoin exists.
Default setting is OK for most cases. There are several options which can be noted:
Airplay resolution (Setting->General->'Select Resolution'). Option 'Automatic' negotiate with iOS device to use highest video resolution, eg. full HD(1920x1080); Option 'High performance' is useful while the machine is not powerful enough and the resolution is limited under 1280x720
Max video frame rate for recording (Setting->Record->'Max Video Framerate'). if you computer is under performance while recording, you can choose a lower frame rate
The media format is h.264 baseline video, aac-lc audio and mp4 container. And no other media format choice in current.
The file name consists of three parts: prefix 'as_', middle part is the start timing and postfix can be '_a', '_v' or '_av', which means respectively only audio, only video and both audio and video in the media file. eg, 'as_170920202057_av.mp4'
Try to take below steps:
Check the firewall or antivirus software on your computer. Make sure that AirCast is allowed to go through network
Make sure your computer and iOS devices sit in the same LAN/WiFi hot spot
Make sure your iOS device is on the compatitable list
If upper steps don't help, then reboot your iOS device, your computer or your router. And we appreciate your feedback with detail context information under this case.
Most likely that your computer's capability is insufficient or the CPU occupation rate is too high. This often occurs while recording with software encoder. You can change some setting options and try again.