Apple Updates Boot Camp Software, Issues Compressor Fixes

Apple Updates Boot Camp Software, Issues Compressor Fixes

Apple released updates on Tuesday for both Boot Camp, Apple’s software that allows Windows 7 and Windows 8 to run on a Mac, and Compressor, Apple’s pro video encoding and formatting software.

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Apple on Tuesday released new Boot Camp Support Software for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Window 8, as well as an update for Compressor that brings a handful of bug fixes and stability improvements to the professional-level video encoding and formatting software.

Boot Camp

Apple issued two versions of its Boot Camp Support Software, and both versions contain the drivers and software needed to run 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and 8 on an Intel-powered Mac.

Boot Camp Support Software version 5.1.5640 covers mid-2013 MacBook Airs, late-2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display models and late-2013 iMacs.

A second version of the software – version 5.1.5621 – should be downloaded for users of the following Macs:

  • MacBook Air (11-inch & 13-inch, Mid 2011)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch & 13-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch & 17-inch, Mid 2010)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, & 15-inch, Early 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch,15-inch & 17-inch Late 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch & 15-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, Early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2012)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2011)
  • Mac mini (Late 2012)
  • iMac (27-inch, Quad Core, Late 2009)
  • iMac (21.5-inch & 27-inch, Mid 2010)
  • iMac (21.5-inch & 27-inch, Mid 2011)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2011)
  • iMac (21.5-inch & 27-inch, Late 2012)

Both versions of Boot Camp are downloadable as .zip files, with version 5.1.5640 coming in at 942.6MB, and version 5.1.5621 weighing in at 924.9MB. Booth are available as free downloads from Apple’s Support Downloads website.


The Compressor 4.1.1 update addresses issues users have experienced when installing the encoding and video output utility on systems where Qmaster was previously enabled. The update also contains a fix for distributed encoding errors that would occur when source files were not present on the startup volume.

Stability issues are also addressed, such as those encountered when using multiple Compressor plug-ins, problems when viewing plug-in settings without the plug-in installed and an error that could cause a system to hang when batch encoding.

The new version also improves “general improvements,” and the stability of transferring files from Final Cut Pro X via “Send to Compressor.”

Existing users of Compressor can download the update via the Mac App Store or Software Update.

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