Windows - Stream desktop / XBMC to DLNA (or uPNP)

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gerwim Offline
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Hi there,

Is it possible (through DLNA or uPNP) to stream my desktop (and thus XBMC) to my AC Ryan PlayON HD? It acts like a DLNA / uPNP client.
I've tried VLC but I cannot stream to a uPNP destination..


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Ned Scott Offline
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Using screen capturing software, yes.

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You can make easy links to the Kodi Wiki Manual using double brackets around common Kodi words: [[debug log]] = debug log (wiki), [[Video library]] = Video library (wiki), [[SMB]] = SMB (wiki) , [[userdata]] = userdata (wiki), etc
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gerwim Offline
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(2012-04-12 23:05)Ned Scott Wrote:  Using screen capturing software, yes.

Could you tell me what software I should use? I am aware of PlayOn but that doesn't stream my desktop.. I've googled the whole evening to no avail :-(
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I know it's possible in theory, but I've yet to see an easy solution. One set up I can see work is if you screen record with any given screen recording software, then just attempt to transcode the recorded file as it is being written. I don't know how nicely that will play with most transcoding servers, though.

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I am about to implement something like this (using a directshow desktop capture https://github.com/rdp/screen-capture-re...ows-free).

Do you have any hints/clues as to ways to get 'that stream" from a windows box "to XBMC"?

ffmpeg can accept the stream (and optionally transcode it), and or stream it to something like tcp://hostname:port (I presume this is like a push model) or stream it to udp://hostname:port or save a local file. Would any of those work?

If not then ffmpeg could "save" a file locally, and then I suppose another option would be to create a ps3ms plugin that saves and streams the file (or I could setup VLC as a server and attach to that). Any hints/ideas/suggestions/"best approach for the long term" here?
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