[kwlug-disc] UPnP Remote Desktop Server

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 18 00:03:37 EDT 2010

Wouldn't it be easier to just get an HDMI card for your computer and connect it to your TV as another source?

Other than that, your's seems like a novel idea!

Raul Suarez

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--- On Sun, 10/17/10, Jason Low <jaaaaayyyyy at yahoo.ca> wrote:

From: Jason Low <jaaaaayyyyy at yahoo.ca>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] UPnP Remote Desktop Server
To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Received: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 10:20 PM

Like VNC but the PS3 does not have a VNC client so I want to broadcast the desktop as a video in real time using UPnP.


From: unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Sent: Sun, October 17, 2010 10:02:03 PM
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] UPnP Remote Desktop Server

Jason Low wrote, On 10/17/2010 9:05 PM:
> Hello
> I would like to get my Linux desktop onto my TV.  I have a PS3 currently hooked up to my TV for music, video and some games.  The browser is very poor on the PS3.   Streaming video to the PS3 works quite well using the UPnP media server on my Freenas.  I am wondering if it is possible to create a UPnP server that could stream my Linux desktop as a video.  I would keep my mouse and keyboard attached to my Linux machine.  Does this exist?  Thoughts?

I'm confused. You want to stream your desktop to your TV? As in VNC (remote control), or as in your TV acts like a 2nd monitor on your Linux box?

Or you want to be able to stream content from your Linux box to your TV (via your FreeNAS)? i.e. Your Linux disks are just another content source to your FreeNAS?

Is one of these what you're looking for?
- video card with 2nd monitor (DVI) out?
- http://xbmc.org/about/ (player)
- http://www.mythbuntu.org/ (PVR & player)
  - based on: http://www.mythtv.org/

If you clarify what you're looking to do, there are many experts on the list in these areas that will be able to offer advice.

On my TV, for example my component input 2 is my PVR, and my HDMI input is my computer - I play movies and videos from it regularly. VLC, http://www.videolan.org/, is a popular 'standalone' application for playing media files.

- even just picked up a bluetooth keyboard with a touchpad on it so I can sit on the couch and use the keyboard / mouse, rather than being tethered by two PS/2 cords, or trying to find a bit of clear space to use the mouse with. Cheapest I could find was $43, http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_578_580&item_id=023795.

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