Watching video using VNC

Mike Miller mbmiller "at"
Thu, 21 Mar 2002 15:36:33 +0000

On Thu, 21 Mar 2002, Christopher Tesla wrote:

> I have a computer with a video-in card that is plugged into my TV
> downstairs. I can run the video software and watch TV on the computer.
> Sometimes I am working upstairs on my laptop and would like to have that
> same function.  When I use VNC to access the TV computer it works fine
> but the window that shows the video signal is black.

I think this is because your downstairs computer's video card processes
the computer and TV video and sends the combined output to the monitor.
The cpu never sees the TV video -- it just makes a window for the video
card to write TV video into -- so the cpu can't send TV video on VNC.

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