RELEASE In-Home-Switching: Stream your favorite PC-Games to your Nintendo Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by jakibaki, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Techjunky90

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    Actually your phone is probably more powerful than the switch. Most smart phones released in the last 3 years is more powerful than the switch
     
  2. Kellicros

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    You do realize in order for this to work, the Switch has to be constantly recording video(and audio) then stream them to an external device right? The Switch itself hardly have enough power to run its own games. I seriously don't see this happening nor do I see any developers would invest their time in such redundant feature, especially with the dock/hdmi support readily available.

    If you want to play your switch games on a PC or Laptop, your best bet is to use a Switch emulator, like the Yuzu.
     
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  3. TheRealNGB

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    Again, unless your a developer with the knowledge that it is technically not feasible, I don't understand why you make contrary comments towards the addition of the feature. People are asking for it, and since many less powerful devices can handle such a task like every other android device, why would you want to limit yourself to not having it on the switch, or not expect people to request it. If it were not counter productive to Nintendo selling nearly proprietary, and overpriced docks that are a major marketing scheme to the system, mirror casting would have likely been included natively from inception.
     
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  4. TheRealNGB

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    sorry, double post
     
  5. landysmods

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    Ok emulation sounds probable with streaming, but actual switch games might be a different beast
     
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  6. xeyatan

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    Is there any way to tweak this program to stream a controller plugged to your pc to play on your switch? That would open so many doors.
     
  7. masagrator

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    Your idea is not even close to this app. So what "tweak" are you talking about?
     
  8. xeyatan

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    I know it's farfetched. You can stream your pc and use the switch controllers as an xbox controller on your pc. I was wondering if it's somehow possible to stream your already plugged pc controller to the switch. Same as what adapters make possible.
     
  9. masagrator

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    This app is using MPEG4 codec and video stream protocol.
    I don't say it's not possible to send controller input, but not in the same way this app is working.
     
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  10. Geekyrulez

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    So the SDK is out. I want to try putting hardware decoding for my own use. Any idea where to look hardware acceleration?
    Any idea whether this app or moonlight app can be published into the app store??
     
  11. masagrator

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    Switch uses NVDec for hardware decoding. Noone has ported it to libnx for now (someone tries, but failed).
    Moonlight is still marked as unstable and not recommended by author, so it won't be in appstore unless author say so.
     
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  12. pieresoft

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    i cant stream to my switch. click connect but doesnt stream to Switch.nothing happen on switch Please help!
     
  13. landysmods

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    Probably need some more info for someone to help. Can you confirm your switch's IP address, and provide a screenshot of your PC Desktop?
     
  14. Geekyrulez

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    I meant could somebody just apply to Nintendo by using moonlight app for legit SDK?
     
  15. barnhilltrckn

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    As soon as linx has the proper libraries this is EASILY done. The switch has the hw to decide the stream easily. Its basically a nvidia shield which has h264 decoding built into the hw. It's one of the main features of a shield. Even the old shield portable did it perfectly and it only has a tegra 4 which also has the same hw capabilities. Just give it time and its bound to happen.
     
  16. Techjunky90

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    Why would Nintendo consider letting someone do that? How does it make any sense, when Nintendo's partner, Nvidia, could just release their gamestream software on the switch.
     
  17. Rahkeesh

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    Apple allowed it... and then blocked steam link, go figure.

    I don't see Nintendo wanting either of these though.
     
  18. lordelan

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    The Tegra X1 even has hardware decoding for h265 according to an official PDF I just found a few days ago. Just as a side note. ;)
     
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  20. Techjunky90

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    I can see Nvidia releasing their gamestream on the switch, but only because Nintendo & Nvidia have a future together
     
  21. Rahkeesh

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    There is zero chance of Nintendo letting you play that many games on the Switch that they aren't getting a kickback for. If NVidia is charging for cloud streaming and gives Nintendo some profits that's one thing, but there's no reason to let Steam soak up all the actual purchase money that a free LAN streaming program would enable.
     
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