Kabuntel
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Can't watch videos in VNC Viewer

Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:43 am

Hello :D ,
my question is if it is normal that I cannot watch Videos, for example, via the VNC viewer. What I noticed is that when I move a opened Window it doesn't move in real time. Is this normal???
What I think it might be is, a) a too high resolution and/or b) not enough bandwidth or maybe I just have wrong the configuration in my pi :) :roll:
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

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Re: Can't watch videos in VNC Viewer

Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:10 am

Enable experimental direct capture mode on the RealVNC server (Menu > Options > Troubleshooting, and select Enable experimental direct capture mode).

https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/docs ... ry-pi.html

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Re: Can't watch videos in VNC Viewer

Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:02 pm

Kabuntel wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:43 am
Hello :D ,
my question is if it is normal that I cannot watch Videos, for example, via the VNC viewer. What I noticed is that when I move a opened Window it doesn't move in real time. Is this normal???
What I think it might be is, a) a too high resolution and/or b) not enough bandwidth or maybe I just have wrong the configuration in my pi :) :roll:
Lowering resolution may help but VNC or other remote connections were never really intended to be used for video / steaming.

In any case VNC does not do any audio sound so IMO not really useful for video anyway unless the RPi is in the same room or via BT speakers.
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Stretch w/ Desktop OS.

Kabuntel
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Re: Can't watch videos in VNC Viewer

Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:48 am

Thank you for your replies! :D
I gonna change the settings in vnc server and let's see what happens
Now I know when I do remote access it is not the same as sitting in front of the PC.
Nevertheless it's a good thing and for working on the bash it's absolutely sufficient. 8-)
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

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