Question Streaming Switch to PC wirelessly?

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Crimson Cuttlefish, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Crimson Cuttlefish
    OP

    Crimson Cuttlefish GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    5
    Aug 15, 2016
    United States
    Is there a software out there that would allow me to stream my Switch screen to my computer wirelessly? If the 3DS was capable, I'm sure the Switch is as well.
     
  2. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB

    Member
    15
    Apr 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    No, not been done as yet.
     
  3. ShinkoNet

    ShinkoNet Obsessed with Touhou

    Member
    2
    Dec 1, 2013
    it has been done, technically, because you can screenshare your switch screen to your PC via a remote desktop app or something similar if the switch is running L4T and not Horizon.
     
    hippy dave likes this.
  4. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB

    Member
    15
    Apr 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Yay technicalities!
     
    Knash and Jonhy like this.
  5. SuperTemich

    SuperTemich Newbie

    Newcomer
    1
    May 21, 2019
    Ukraine
    You know, homebrew devs think that everyone have money to buy capture card so they don't bother with such soft, but they don't being bothered that someone can't buy capture cards because of lack of money or lack of shops that would sell capture cards at all. Technically, in horizonOS code there is int variable that defines hom seconds will switch remember and capture, so extending this variable from 30s (or 30000ms) for example, to 60s (60000ms)+ will solve your problem. But there are problems
    1) Switch remembers your gameplay all the time. It's not bandicam which will record what you need, switch every 30s recording your gameplay and deletes it(it stores to RAM and record is being saved to SSD/SD). I hope you understand that extending variable I told you above will hurt your switch'es performance, because managing a lot of gameplay takes more time and RAM memory.
    2) I hope you understand that you can't just tap in horizon OS, it's being stored in RAM(i think) and there isn't any way to access it. So method I described above can't be realised with homebrew, only with atmosphere/sxos functionality.
     
  6. TheZander

    TheZander King of the Level 7's

    Member
    10
    Feb 1, 2008
    United States
    Level 7
    I'm sick and tired of Homebrew devs making assumptions like that. Who are they to say we can afford capture cards. When did they tell you this if you don't mind me asking, i find it baffling.
     
  7. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB

    Member
    15
    Apr 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Sure, all these homebrew devs are personally sleighting you.

    People have tried to do this. Nobody's managed it yet. It sounds to me like it's pretty difficult. Extending the built-in video capture isn't viable because of tech stuff like that guy mentioned, but calling the function it uses to capture individual frames might work if you can get it working and do it fast enough without slowing everything else down. Might not. We'll see in the end - it took years for this functionality to come to 3DS, remember.
     
  8. ZachyCatGames

    ZachyCatGames GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    9
    Jun 19, 2018
    United States
    Hell
    Good luck streaming 720p60 video with only a few mb of ram, one cpu core, and no GPU hardware acceleration;)
     
Quick Reply
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...