Beamer has been my go-to app for streaming a file from my Mac to my AppleTV.
Unfortunately, the app immediately crashes on Big Sur (or maybe just on M1 Macs, I’m not sure which), the developer has been unresponsive (their ‘support’ link on their website leads to an expired page, and their Twitter page is idle since September 2018).
Without getting into something like Plex, I am looking for an app that can basically take any video file and send audio and video to the AppleTV.
Elmedia Player works pretty much just like Beamer. The UI is kind of ugly, IMO, but it’s “fine” so I’ll probably go with that since I already have Setapp. Otherwise I think I’d buy Airflow. Still might.
Yup, bought Airflow.
Elmedia… is just not a company that I really like, so I’d rather not use their apps. Even when “free”.
Gotcha. I can definitely see the usefulness of that, but it’s not what I used Beamer for. I could see that as a useful alternative, but not a replacement (sort of like a hammer and a screwdriver - one is not ‘better’ than the other, each is just more suitable for some tasks than the other).