rPlay mirroring with Apple devices and Raspberry Pi


I can not be more excited!.

Think I mentioned, but since I sold the *AppleTV* , the most feature I miss is the *mirroring* function, useful if you want to duplicate on another screen what you are doing on the *iPad, iPhone or iMac*.

Luckily *VMLite* guys are carrying this functionality to the *Raspberry Pi*, with a fairly promising.

I have a beta private copy and teach you how to install it and their functionalities. Do you want to see it? Let's go!...


*rPlay supports AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring. For iphone 4 and iPad 1, you can't do AirPlay mirroring, but you should be still do AirPlay for Photos/Music/Videos. For iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, iPad 2 and above, you can also do AirPlay mirroring.*

It's a *daemon* running on boot once you've installed. You need to download the application, change the system memory to give the maximum to the *GPU* and enter your *license key*.

[ How can I get a license key? ]

Easy. Now It's free. Just register a user in the forum and ask for it. In a short time you will get in your mailbox account with instructions needed to make it work on your Pi.

Link: [Forum](http://www.vmlite.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=158&func=view&catid=23&id=11658)

[ Prerequisites ]

Update the firmware of your *Raspbian* with

sudo apt-get install rpi-update && sudo rpi-update

Now give more memory to the *GPU* with **sudo raspi -config**. The **model B** needs *256 MB* and **model A 64 or 128**.

Now install the dependencies and the software with:

sudo apt-get install libao-dev avahi-utils libavahi-compat-libdnssd-dev libva-dev youtube-dl
sudo youtube-dl --update
wget -O rplay-1.0.1-armhf.deb http://www.vmlite.com/rplay/rplay-1.0.1-armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i rplay-1.0.1-armhf.deb     

We go from any computer on the same network to the browser and type: **http://IP_PaspberryPi:7100/admin** or you can start X from your Raspbian with Midori and go to the next url: **http://localhost:7100/admin** (user **admin** user , password **admin**).

There you can find a *front end* to configure some parameters. We need to add our *license key* at the end of the page. You can also do it directly modifying the file **/etc/rplay.conf**

Now **restart** to get rplay run automatically the *daemon*.

If we want to stop/play the *daemon*:

sudo /etc/init.d/rplay start
sudo /etc/init.d/rplay stop

[I want to uninstall rPlay]

sudo /etc/init.d/rplay stop && sudo dpkg -r rplay

A picture speaks a thousand words: I present my first *Youtube* video related with the Pi. I show you several features about *rPlay* to give you an idea of its actual performance so press play and enjoy!

rPlay on Raspberry Pi

Link: [vmlite.com](http://www.vmlite.com)

Related Links: [Problems with audio](http://cagewebdev.com/index.php/raspberry-pi-getting-audio-working/)