Maconly: Since AirPlay's release, everyone's been looking for ways to add functionality to Apple's feature-limited video streaming technology. Rounding out what may be the last of the missing features, AirFlick streams video from your Mac to your Apple TV.
Developer Erica Sadun is back with another free utility to help fill in the missing functionality in Apple's AirPlay video streaming. She recently brought us AirPlayer, allowing us to stream videos from our iOS devices to our Macs, and now she brings us AirFlick, allowing us to stream our videos on the Mac to our Apple TVs.
AirFlick's operation is very simple. It searches for your AppleTV, and when it finds it you select it from a drop-down list. Once you're setup, you can drag a video (or even a URL pointing to one) into the blank text field and press the play button. This will stream the video to your AppleTV, using your Mac as a conduit. Currently AirFlick is limited to AirPlay-compatible video formats, but Sadun intends to develop the app further and sees the potential of adding the ability to transcode videos on the fly.
AirFlick is very much a piece of alpha software and is provided for free and as-is, so expect some bugs. Nonetheless, you're now able to stream videos from your Mac to your Apple TV!