lordsacha
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Screen cast or Mirror to Raspberry Pi 2016

Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:21 pm

So the casting system that works would be AirPlay and Chromcast. It appears, Airplay has been played around by many developers, yet an airplay receiver software for Raspbian / Debian / Linux has not yet appeared. After searching this whole Saturday, I have tried Kodi Airplay, and rplay for Airplay and RaspberryCast for somewhat chrome cast.

1. Airplay.
Kodi's solution worked only from video entities and from Photos (=Gallery) app. Screen Mirroring not avail.
rPlay's soulution 'used to work' but not anymore. Photos can sometimes be projected but not always.
CONCLUSION: Most of them are from 2013 - end 2014. There is no up to date solution in 2016.

2. Chromecast.
A receiver application is an HTML5/JavaScript application that runs on the receiver device, such as a Chromecast.
I believe the making of chromecast receiver is not as hard as Apple's Airplay since it is web-based.

A person tried to recreate the system and called it RaspberryCast. It works with anything that can be read by youtube-dl. To my understanding, it run -g to find direct url stream and open it in OMX Player, which didn't go well. It returns error in the log while stuck in 'ready' screen.

Another person made an 'emulated' chromecast called https://github.com/dz0ny/leapcast which is discontinued because google closed the source code?
So it means we have some data on previous chromecast that can be used for backward engineering reference?? Right?

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RpiName
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Re: Screen cast or Mirror to Raspberry Pi 2016

Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:39 pm

lordsacha wrote:So the casting system that works would be AirPlay and Chromcast.
1. Airplay.
2. Chromecast.
3. UV4L:
http://www.linux-projects.org/uv4l/
https://youtu.be/yhxnAmJsT_E?list=PLT2H ... oQwvCcUOph

lordsacha
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Re: Screen cast or Mirror to Raspberry Pi 2016

Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:56 am

RpiName wrote:
lordsacha wrote:So the casting system that works would be AirPlay and Chromcast.
1. Airplay.
2. Chromecast.
3. UV4L:
http://www.linux-projects.org/uv4l/
https://youtu.be/yhxnAmJsT_E?list=PLT2H ... oQwvCcUOph
Video demo wasn't too clear for me. So does this mirror the whole screen or web windows only? is there equivalent android/ios app? You said "Note that it will be possible to cast the whole screen desktop or ANY window on the desktop (not just browser windows as in this example)!" If so, from where can I install the screen casting part, I am lost in your tutorial page because its actually about webcam and stuff. If you have free time consider making setup.sh

Also, if this is worked as promised (in 2016) then you need to make the screen casting part the major title so that its easier to find because I was searching google and pi and linux forum all saturday and not even see your project lol. All I found is freecast(update 4months ago), which has no demo and 0 comment, sadly, i didnt want to try it out

fruitoftheloom
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Re: Screen cast or Mirror to Raspberry Pi 2016

Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:55 am

Retired disgracefully.....
This at present is my daily "computer" https://www.asus.com/us/Chrome-Devices/Chromebit-CS10/

RpiName
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Re: Screen cast or Mirror to Raspberry Pi 2016

Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:54 am

lordsacha wrote:
RpiName wrote:
lordsacha wrote:So does this mirror the whole screen or web windows only? is there equivalent android/ios app? If you have free time consider making setup.sh
From Firefox you can choose to mirror either the whole desktop screen or an open window in your desktop or a browser tab (as in the demo) or you can cast any other inputs (like camera). Audio is optional. It's everything standard web-based and plugin-free. To install UV4L on the Rpi there are standard .deb's. No "setup.sh" are needed. Once installed it's enough to visit the streaming server homepage and click on the WebRTC icon which provides the above functionalities. Good luck.

batpete73
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Re: Screen cast or Mirror to Raspberry Pi 2016

Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:04 pm

why not just install xrdp on the pi following these instructions. http://www.raspberrypiblog.com/2012/10/ ... -from.html

Then install a remote desktop client on your phone. Something like RD client.

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