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Re: Channel to stream Macbook screen to TV?

Count me in too! XDS, developer, iMac with Snow Leopard Smiley Happy
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Re: Channel to stream Macbook screen to TV?

To be clear, this isn't mac specific. Windows (and even linux) users feel free to apply.
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Re: Channel to stream Macbook screen to TV?

I have mac's and pc's in my office. I also have extensive beta testing experience for software and hardware. Please keep me in mind should you need additional testers.
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Re: Channel to stream Macbook screen to TV?

"kbenson" wrote:
To be clear, this isn't mac specific. Windows (and even linux) users feel free to apply.

Ditto. Mac's, PC's, what have you.

This suggests to me you're using a common protocol of some type then, like VNC based... ? Smiley Happy Then encoded...with..hmm....ffmpeg into a realtime stream and served off a feed.

Just guesses Smiley Happy
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Re: Channel to stream Macbook screen to TV?

"rgoodwin" wrote:
"kbenson" wrote:
To be clear, this isn't mac specific. Windows (and even linux) users feel free to apply.

Ditto. Mac's, PC's, what have you.

This suggests to me you're using a common protocol of some type then, like VNC based... ? Smiley Happy


Bingo. Specifically, this is a VNC client for Roku. For clarification, don't expect it to actually be "stream" quality. The only reason this is actually mentioned in this thread is that the OP really described a situation that didn't require streaming as much as semi-frequently updated video redirection (browsing the internet).

So, sorry if you guys were expecting streaming, please adjust your expectations accordingly. I doubt you'll get more than a few screen updates a second from this, especially in the beginning before it has some of the more swizzy RFB protocol enhancements implemented.
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Re: Channel to stream Macbook screen to TV?

Yay do I win a prize? Smiley Happy

VNC should be able to do some ok video streaming; of course generally it doesn't look wonderful but the guys that do, for example, Splashtop on the iPad/iPhone etc are getting some pretty good frame rates. I THINK it's VNC based, at least to my eyes.

Still very interested to try it out.. and of course I understand there are other "streaming" apps still out there that aren't Windows only, for other purposes.
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Re: Channel to stream Macbook screen to TV?

"rgoodwin" wrote:
Yay do I win a prize? Smiley Happy


Only if you'll take second, TheEndless guessed it after the first post. Smiley Happy


VNC should be able to do some ok video streaming; of course generally it doesn't look wonderful but the guys that do, for example, Splashtop on the iPad/iPhone etc are getting some pretty good frame rates. I THINK it's VNC based, at least to my eyes.

Still very interested to try it out.. and of course I understand there are other "streaming" apps still out there that aren't Windows only, for other purposes.


There's various limitations with the Roku platform that make some VNC protocol features unfeasible, so we'll so how fast it gets. The goal isn't streaming though, so I'm likely to de-prioritize refresh rate if it reaches a comfortable level, if there's other more useful features left to implement.
-- GandK Labs
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Re: Channel to stream Macbook screen to TV?

"kbenson" wrote:
"rgoodwin" wrote:
Yay do I win a prize? Smiley Happy


Only if you'll take second, TheEndless guessed it after the first post. Smiley Happy


VNC should be able to do some ok video streaming; of course generally it doesn't look wonderful but the guys that do, for example, Splashtop on the iPad/iPhone etc are getting some pretty good frame rates. I THINK it's VNC based, at least to my eyes.

Still very interested to try it out.. and of course I understand there are other "streaming" apps still out there that aren't Windows only, for other purposes.


There's various limitations with the Roku platform that make some VNC protocol features unfeasible, so we'll so how fast it gets. The goal isn't streaming though, so I'm likely to de-prioritize refresh rate if it reaches a comfortable level, if there's other more useful features left to implement.
Looking forward to this. I'd be happy to help test when you're ready. I've got Ubuntu and Windows 7(ultravnc) vnc servers running and have been using various vnc clients and servers since around '99.
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Re: Channel to stream Macbook screen to TV?

I'm going to move this off forum (and not hijack this thread any more than I already have). If you are interested in testing, please send an email to support [at] gandklabs.com with "VNC testing" in the subject. There isn't something to test quite yet, but this way I'll have the information ready for later.
-- GandK Labs
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Re: Channel to stream Macbook screen to TV?

I see this is a very old post question... is there any progress or solution to stream macbook screen to tv using Roku?
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