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wraith808:
I'm officially confused.  The original video was about setting up a display that's not a display for the raspberry pi, which was really interested in, and thanks for the video.  The other things were a tangent I guess?  I think?  Maybe?  I dunno.
-wraith808 (December 31, 2020, 08:22 AM)
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* A tablet is not a display for the Raspberry Pi.
* If you use an HDMI -> USB -> USB OTG converter, and your tablet supports USB webcams, you can wire up the tablet to be a display for the Raspberry Pi.
* Or if you use remote desktop software like AnyDesk, you can accomplish the same thing wirelessly.-Deozaan (December 31, 2020, 01:22 PM)
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The video was about using a tablet as a display for a Raspberry Pi.  I, of course, know that a tablet is not by design a display for a Raspberry Pi.  But the video was about repurposing a tablet in a unique manner.  Therefore, I thought that everything else, since it was answering that post, was about that.  Anydesk lets you remote into the raspberry pi.  I have an all in one raspberry pi, so it has a keyboard attached, and a mouse on it.  That wouldn't work for me, as i said before, so I wasn't interested in that.

I hope we can lay this to bed at this time.  The thread went off on a tangent, and I got a bit confused by that.

Onward!  :Thmbsup:

4wd:
Just one more point regarding the screen share aspects of AnyDesk, NoMachine, etc - they all presuppose that you have a hardware monitor connected in the first place.

As such I think the MiraCast, OpenWFD, WiFi Display route is probably more geared towards this, seeing as it was billed as being "Wireless HDMI".

A couple of my old Android phones had MiraCast and WiFi Display in their settings but haven't seen them in any later phones.
Pretty sure that they would have been for sourcing rather than sinking, (which is what you want).

There are some MiraCast receiver/sink apps on the Play Store.

... and now back to our regularly scheduled program :P

PS. MiraCast is an optional feature in Windows 10 2004+ so it might give you something to play with.

wraith808:
I ordered the capture card and the converter cable, and they should be here on Sunday.  I'll try it and see how that goes before looking into any other options.

Nod5:
I ordered the capture card and the converter cable, and they should be here on Sunday.  I'll try it and see how that goes before looking into any other options.
-wraith808 (December 31, 2020, 10:23 PM)
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Keen to hear how well it works. Including which Android app to use - there are a few in the in Google Play and some appear to show ads.

wraith808:
I ordered the capture card and the converter cable, and they should be here on Sunday.  I'll try it and see how that goes before looking into any other options.
-wraith808 (December 31, 2020, 10:23 PM)
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Keen to hear how well it works. Including which Android app to use - there are a few in the in Google Play and some appear to show ads.
-Nod5 (January 02, 2021, 02:52 PM)
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So it worked quite well, with negligible perceived lag!

Gadget WEEKENDS
The cable connection- the HDMI from the Pi is at the bottom, then the capture card, then the adapter (used micro usb as that's what my old Samsung tablet has)

Gadget WEEKENDS
So when I first connected it, it asked if I wanted to open the app, and had a tick for always perform this action, which I did not tick.  After that, a dialog warning to safely disconnect came up.  I went ahead and connected- bad choice.  As soon as I connected, I couldn't click the dialog as its over the display area.  I had to reboot and try again, clicking the dialog before I connected the Pi.  It comes up not in full screen, but if you tap the display, it expands.  Tap it again to unexpand.

Gadget WEEKENDS
The Pi fullscreen.

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A closer view of the screen.

I used USB Camera Pro - Connect EasyCap or USB WebCam (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shenyaocn.android.usbcamerapro&hl=en_US&gl=US).  They have a free version with ads, but with the refund policy on the play store, I figured I'd just go with the regular one, see if it worked, and if so keep it.  Better than even starting out with ads as it was only $5.49US.

micro usb to HDMI - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LN3LQKQ/
capture card - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CH9FC22/
usb-c to HDMI - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B072V9CNTK/

The capture card appears to be out of stock right now :(  This looks like the same one - https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08CXMLZCY/.  It's about $5USD more than I paid though.

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