Is it possible to stream the Wii U TV Screen to a PC?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by smileyhead, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. smileyhead
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    smileyhead Vinesauce is my favourite anime.

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    I'd like to do this, because I have a laptop, so I can't just simply plug in the HDMI cord into the monitor. (My laptop only has an HDMI output) Is there a Homebrew to do this?
     
  2. handy333

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    One day, I hope so.
     
  3. Ashell

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    I wouldn't hold your breath. the streaming for the pad works well because its only 480p, but frame packing and streaming 1080p. Its like 6 times the data, and that takes processing too. You might be better off just getting a USB capture card. Hauppauge makes some, or black magic might still be a good brand. It will have a little lag, but so would streaming.
     
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  4. smileyhead
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    smileyhead Vinesauce is my favourite anime.

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    The only problem is, I don't want this to stream. I want it for gaming. :(
     
  5. brienj

    brienj Trying to avoid getting cancer

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    AFAIK, the video displayed on the gamepad is actually streamed to it with a modified h264 codec, so if that codec could be decoded, as well as be able to receive the stream, it could be possible. I believe there is actually a thread dedicated to figuring it all out, somewhere in this forum section.
     
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    Hopefully someone can get it working someday :)
     
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    I found a YouTube video about it, and there is a link to the source code for it. It's called drc-sim. It appears it only works on Linux though. There is also a thread here, I'm pretty sure about that.

     
  8. smileyhead
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    smileyhead Vinesauce is my favourite anime.

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    Oh, boy! I have Linux. :creep:
    But how do I get it working? I get this:
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    python drc-sim.py
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "drc-sim.py", line 1, in <module>
        import construct
    ImportError: No module named construct
    
     
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    What python version do you have? It seems like you use python 3 but the program needs python 2.
     
  10. 7Robins

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    Why don't you just plug in the WiiU into the monitor of your PC?
     
  11. smileyhead
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    smileyhead Vinesauce is my favourite anime.

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    Code:
    Python 2.7.11+ (default, Apr 17 2016, 14:00:29) 
    [GCC 5.3.1 20160413] on linux2
    
    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    It's literally in the first sentence of the OP. :glare:
     
  12. zeron88

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    Ah, think I found it. You're missing the construct library. Download here.
     
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    pip install construct will probably work
     
  14. smileyhead
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    smileyhead Vinesauce is my favourite anime.

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    Thanks. :)
    But how do I install it? :unsure:
     
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    Yes, just tried it with Python 2.7.11. Works perfectly, thanks
     
  16. 7Robins

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    Oh yeah, forgot you had a laptop lol my bad.
     
  17. TexHD

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    Code:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "drc-sim.py", line 379, in <module>
        VID_S : ServiceVSTRM(),
      File "drc-sim.py", line 172, in __init__
        construct.Nibble('magic'),
    TypeError: 'BitsInteger' object is not callable
    Please help? Thanks
     
  18. pietempgba

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    have you tried using python 2.7?
     
  19. TexHD

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    Yeah, I have tried both python 3 and 2 :/ And I can't get it to work
     
  20. pietempgba

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    have you tried installing the latest construct? im not really much of a linux guy but try that