Which video formats does Beamer support?
We support all common formats. You can easily download the trial to test any obscure file format you may have. We strive to support as many video formats as possible. If you have a video that doesn't work, we'd love to hear about it.
Why is Beamer not in the Mac App Store?
It was turned down for using undocumented Apple technology. We use an undocumented way to talk to the Apple TV with AirPlay. While this is unsupported by Apple, it works well in practice.
Does Beamer support subtitles?
Not yet. We want to do this right.
Does Beamer do Screen Mirroring?
No. Screen Mirroring uses different AirPlay technology. We currently have no plans to support Screen Mirroring.
Beamer requires a Mac (2007 and up), OS X 10.6+ (Snow Leopard or Lion) and Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation).
Added support for DVB subtitle tracks.
Improved PGS subtitles support.
Improved connection to Apple TV robustness.
Fixed an issue where files could not be opened.
Fixed a bug where Beamer would pause playback when resuming with the Apple TV remote.
Fixed common crashes.
Scripting support using Apple’s Open Scripting Architecture
Support for media keys on Apple keyboards (play/pause, previous, next)
Playback control items in the Dock icon menu (right click Beamer in the Dock)
Select audio, video and subtitle tracks from the playlist’s context menu
Keyboard shortcuts for opening the playlist (Shift-Command (⌘)-P) and the device list (Shift-Command (⌘)-D)
Keyboard shortcuts for skipping back and forward:
Shift-Command (⌘)-Left Arrow: Skip back to beginning
Shift-Command (⌘)-Right Arrow: Skip forward to end
Option-Command (⌘)-Left Arrow: Skip back 30 seconds
Option-Command (⌘)-Right Arrow: Skip forward 30 seconds
Shift-Option-Command (⌘)-Left Arrow: Skip back 5 minutes
Shift-Option-Command (⌘)-Right Arrow: Skip forward 5 minutes
Improvements and fixes
Improved audio quality of stereo output.
Starting and skipping is now significantly faster for some MKV files.
Some SRT files would show overlapping subtitles.
AirPlay password or pin were often not recognized at the first attempt.
A dialog sheet would sometimes not disappear, causing the app to hang.
Playlist selection changed when deleting items from the playlist.
The video snapshot would sometimes not update to the selected movie.