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Offline ssfc72

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Re: Use your Android phone or tablet as a Raspberry pi display
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2021, 02:39:59 am »
I think I will buy one of those HDMI capture devices for my RPi.  It would be inexpensive, handy to have device, to view a video output of the RPi, without having to setup SSH or VNC.

I had no idea one could do that until I saw this YouTube video. All you need is a USB to HDMI capture device (as cheap as $13 on Amazon), an adapter to plug the USB end into the phone or tablet, and a screen capture software app. The only negative is that when the display device is being used, you don't have touch screen capability. So if you have an 8" Android tablet like I do, is it better to use this or to buy something like a 7" touchscreen made for an RPi?
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Offline Jason Wallwork

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Re: Use your Android phone or tablet as a Raspberry pi display
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2021, 06:14:50 pm »
I don't believe I can access the underlying RPi OS, that the Motioneye program is running on.  Perhaps I would need to SSH into the RPi, to do that?

Yeah, I didn't expect you could. And yes, you could SSH in and run terminal commands just like you had it hooked it up to a monitor.
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