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Airfoil 3.2.5 Is Here

Airfoil for Mac IconJust in time for the weekend, Airfoil version 3.2.5 is now available for immediate download. This new release provides improved compatibility between 64-bit processes and the Instant Hijack component, an optional extra that makes it possible to grab audio from running applications.

In addition, several other pieces of Airfoil have received updates. The built-in Airfoil Video Player now includes the latest version of the Perian playback engine (1.1.3) and features minor improvements to DVD playback. Airfoil Speakers for Mac has also been updated with several small interface improvements, and the Soundflower extra used for capturing System Audio has been updated as well.

Along with those updates, Airfoil itself has had many small bugs fixed and improvements have been made under the hood. It now also works better to pull audio from several troublesome applications, including Songbird.

This is a free update for all licensed owners of Airfoil for Mac 3, so all existing users should simply choose Check For Update from the Airfoil menu, or click to download from our site. If you haven’t used Airfoil before, check it out now with a free trial.

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8 Responses to “Airfoil 3.2.5 Is Here”

  1. Aidan says:

    Any update on Airfoil Touch?

  2. Paul says:

    Is there a new version of Airfoil for PC due out soon? PC people need new and exciting software on weekends too!

  3. Andrei says:

    DVD playback is STILL choppy. I wrote a comment about four months ago and the answer was that my MacBook was too weak to handle the videosync. So I got myself a new aluminium MacBook (2.4ghz) with the new chipset and guess what — same problem. I don’t mind not getting what I really want in an update, but please, don’t say it’s my computer when you know it’s your software.

    Right now VLC with delayed audio works ten times better. I’m a bit disappointed that’s all.

  4. Steve says:

    Interesting…. this page says “This is a free update for all licensed owners of Airfoil for Mac, so all existing users should simply choose Check For Update from the Airfoil menu”.

    In fact, it is not a free upgrade for all users of Airfoil for Mac. I have Airfoil 2.0.6 and it’s a paid upgrade for me – $10.

    Not a big deal, but you may want to correct the language on your web page.

  5. Paul Kafasis says:

    Aidan: We’ve discussed Airfoil Touch previously, so please see this post. At this time, it’s just not feasible.

    As for Airfoil Speakers Touch, they’re still in development.

    Paul: Airfoil for Mac and Airfoil for Windows are two distinct products, each with their own development schedules. Both are still in active development, but neither is tied to the other.

    Andrei: That’s all well and good, but we don’t “know it’s our software”. DVD playback is a very CPU-intensive activity – if it’s choppy, the issue is with CPU.

    Now, a new MacBook should be capable of handling DVD playback – we’ve tested it on slower machines. But if you’re still having an issue, you should contact us directly for support, so we can try and work out what’s happening.

    Steve: I suppose you’re correct. However, at this point, Airfoil 3 has been out for over a year, and Airfoil 2 is no longer supported. It’s definitely time to upgrade.

  6. Aidan says:

    I guess I meant to say Airfoil Speakers Touch. Glad to hear they’re still coming!

  7. Nicholas Rowe says:

    Any thoughts on how close you are to Airfoil speakers touch? Should I buy the squeezebox setup or hold off? Should I buy all airport expresses? I would love to use my existing army of computers controlled through airfoil speakers touch!

  8. Paul Kafasis says:

    Nicholas: We have no specific date, no. To be sure though, Airfoil Speakers Touch will not “control” anything. It will simply receive audio you send to it, just as Airfoil Speakers does on the Mac, Windows, or Linux.

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