Screen mirroring

  Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Post Reply
davidmtml Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Jan 2013
Reputation: 0
Post: #1
I've got a 512 Pi running OpenELEC and XBMC, which works fantastic for all of my local media. The only thing I would like to do is to be able to mirror my screen, from either my PC or from my Android phone, and have it displayed on my TV through the Pi.

Basically what I want to do, is be able to bring up a flash stream on my computer or android, and have it streamed to XBMC. I found this thread that shows the sort of thing I need, but is only for Apple products.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewto...41&t=49668

Is there currently any way to do this??

Or even if it could be something like the Chromecast, where I could just stream a Chrome tab over to XBMC??

Thanks all!
find quote
Milhouse Offline
Team-Kodi Member
Posts: 12,665
Joined: Jan 2011
Reputation: 624
Post: #2
Have you read any of the Chromecast threads?

Texture Cache Maintenance Utility: Preload your texture cache for optimal UI performance. Remotely manage media libraries. Purge unused artwork to free up space. Find missing media. Configurable QA check to highlight metadata issues. Aid in diagnosis of library and cache related problems.
(This post was last modified: 2014-03-02 04:45 by Milhouse.)
find quote
davidmtml Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Jan 2013
Reputation: 0
Post: #3
(2014-03-02 04:44)MilhouseVH Wrote:  Have you read any of the Chromecast threads?

I have read some threads on this forum, as well as a few others that I have found, but haven't been able to find a solid answer yet. All I need to be able to do is bring up a streaming sports game on my desktop and send that to the Pi and XBMC. It's real easy on lots of sites using the "Play to XBMC" Chrome add-on, or the Yatse remote on my phone, but can't figure this one out. It doesn't have to actually be related to Chromecast at all, as I don't have one, but it seems a Chromecast could do what I'm looking for. Of course I would like to not have to buy anything else if I don't have to! Blush
find quote
nooryani84 Offline
Donor
Posts: 925
Joined: Feb 2012
Reputation: 13
Location: Norway
Post: #4
You could always use something like Miracast or WiDi. That would require a hardware receiver and a wireless NIC that supports WiDi though.
find quote
davidmtml Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Jan 2013
Reputation: 0
Post: #5
(2014-03-02 05:26)nooryani84 Wrote:  You could always use something like Miracast or WiDi. That would require a hardware receiver and a wireless NIC that supports WiDi though.

That's really exactly what I want to do, just without having to buy a Miracast device haha! I just want the display from my computer to be shown on my tv, essentially just a wireless HDMI cable. So it sounds like this is not possible with XBMC, and I will need to buy a Chromecast or a Miracast device correct?
find quote
nooryani84 Offline
Donor
Posts: 925
Joined: Feb 2012
Reputation: 13
Location: Norway
Post: #6
As far as I know, yes. You might want to read some reviews on Chromecast and Widi/Miracast before you make a purchase - it may be wise to wait until they release the next-gen of this tech.
find quote
davidmtml Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Jan 2013
Reputation: 0
Post: #7
(2014-03-06 00:14)nooryani84 Wrote:  As far as I know, yes. You might want to read some reviews on Chromecast and Widi/Miracast before you make a purchase - it may be wise to wait until they release the next-gen of this tech.

I have read up on both, and I think you're correct. Neither one is really quite up to the task of what I want right now. I will just stick with bringing my laptop out to the living room and hooking it up whenever I need to.

Thanks!
find quote
sankaman82 Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 6
Joined: Mar 2014
Reputation: 0
Post: #8
Hi all,

Does somebody know if there's any update on that subject?
I got Ubuntu linux laptop (with firefox) / windows laptop / android smartphones and am looking for audio/video streaming to raspberryPi-XBMC(openelec).

Thanks for your support.

Brgds,
find quote
gopishrk Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 1
Joined: May 2017
Reputation: 0
Post: #9
I used to do casting picture/Videos from my XPERIA device to the XMBC, using the DLNA inbuilt casting app present in XPERIA devices
(This post was last modified: 2017-05-12 13:58 by gopishrk.)
find quote
d'Wooluf Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Aug 2010
Reputation: 3
Post: #10
@sankaman82 What your asking for is one of the core functionalities of Kodi. In Kodi enable 'Allow remote control via UPnP' (settings/services/upnp/dlna). You can then stream to Kodi using any upnp/dlna enabled app on your other devices.
find quote
darioz Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Jul 2017
Reputation: 0
Post: #11
@d'Wooluf so how do you mirror your Android screen to Kodi?
@gopishrk was it a Sony-only casting app?

How did you both create a stream to xbmc/Kodi?
find quote
d'Wooluf Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Aug 2010
Reputation: 3
Post: #12
@darioz: I don't. @sankaman82 was "looking for audio/video streaming to raspberryPi-XBMC(openelec)" from three different platforms. I didn't read that as a need to mirror an Android screen. There are apps on each of those platforms that will stream video/audio to a upnp renderer. Kodi can be made to be a upnp renderer. See UPnP (wiki)
(This post was last modified: 2017-07-13 14:15 by d'Wooluf.)
find quote
darioz Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Jul 2017
Reputation: 0
Post: #13
@d'Wooluf : Thank you, but I was already aware of that. Do you happen to know a way of mirroring your android screen to the Raspberry Pi?
find quote
d'Wooluf Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Aug 2010
Reputation: 3
Post: #14
(2017-07-21 23:55)darioz Wrote:  @d'Wooluf : Do you happen to know a way of mirroring your android screen to the Raspberry Pi?

I don't think there is one. I've got a Chromecast sitting unused in a box somewhere so I guess screen mirroring is not a priority for me. The Xiaomi Mi Box would be capable of both screen mirroring and Kodi but that's not what we've got...
find quote