#Personal – A HDMI Audio Video Capture Card for less $20 will help you with screen sharing, #raspberrypi, phones and more !

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Hi!

Today I want to share a small device that literally change the way I do demos, check screens and other scenarios. A simple HDMI Audio Video Capture Card for less than 20$.

HDMI Audio Video Capture Card: High Definition 1080p 30fps – HDMI to USB2.0 – Video Recording via DSLR & Camcorder to Live Streaming | Gaming | Teaching | Live Broadcasting | Video Conference

Somehow in my mind these devices were supposed to be super expensive (and I know they are!). Last year, I decided to try a cheap one and it was a great surprise.

How this works? You connect a HDMI input into the USB device and you have a new camera available. Then you can use any camera app to check or share this screen. The following image shows the boot of a raspberry pi with the camera recorded as a video.

usb camera raspberry pi

This is not remote desktop, so you won’t have keyboard and mouse remote control. I’ll blog on hyot to do this in other post.

The main idea of connection is this one

I’m my day to day, I use this to

  • Share screen of some devices like raspberry pi.
  • Share screen of other laptops. I know, remote desktop is an option, however this is SO MUCH FASTER!
  • Share screen of smartphones, when they have the feature of USB to HDMI
  • Record demos from smartphones to have backup videos, just in case!
  • And more !

Final sample, this how a smartphone screen looks

And finally, my cheap device

Happy coding!

Greetings

El Bruno



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#Windows10 – How to Install Connect app (yes, somehow is not part of my Windows 10 installation)

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I’ve been using the Connect App for several years. It’s super useful when you need to share your Android screen to your Windows device, or any other device sharing screen scenario.

However, today I realized that I don’t have my Connect app installed in my Windows 10

no connect app

I don’t know why, maybe one of the Insider Builds remove the App, or any other crazy ideas. Moving on, I put my focus to figure out how to install this app. I really need it!

There is not much information about how to install this, but I found that I had the [Projecting to this PC] feature in Windows 10. Which was disabled for me.

windows 10 settings projecting to this pc

Now it’s time to add this, in the Optional Features section in Settings.

Browsing the optional features, I found [Wireless Display]. That should be the one:

windows 10 add wireless display feature to w10

Warning, after the install time, is also REBOOT time! Windows being Windows.

windows 10 installing wireless display

And, now I had the connect App up and running to rock some Hololens demos

windows 10 connect app as new app

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

References

#Windows10 – How to Install Connect app (yes, somehow is not part of my Windows 10 installation)

Buy Me A Coffee

Hi!

I’ve been using the Connect App for several years. It’s super useful when you need to share your Android screen to your Windows device, or any other device sharing screen scenario.

However, today I realized that I don’t have my Connect app installed in my Windows 10

no connect app

I don’t know why, maybe one of the Insider Builds remove the App, or any other crazy ideas. Moving on, I put my focus to figure out how to install this app. I really need it!

There is not much information about how to install this, but I found that I had the [Projecting to this PC] feature in Windows 10. Which was disabled for me.

windows 10 settings projecting to this pc

So, browsing the additional features, I found [Wireless Display]. That should be the one:

windows 10 add wireless display feature to w10

Warning, after the install time, is also REBOOT time! Windows being Windows.

windows 10 installing wireless display

And, now I had the connect App up and running to rock some Hololens demos

windows 10 connect app as new app

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

References