Any tools to project desktop to TV

bxbzq

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Hi,
Are there any tools can project desktop to TV through wifi? Windows 10 has this "Project" feature I think is quite nice. I use it a lot, in office and at home.
 

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www/chromium browser can project ("cast") to chromecast devices and many smart TVs (with corresponding functionality). It has options to cast either a single window or the entire desktop.
 

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aragats Does that work on Chromium? Seems like I looked for that years ago and can't find the button and/or it doesn't work anyway.
 
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bxbzq

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www/chromium browser can project ("cast") to chromecast devices and many smart TVs (with corresponding functionality). It has options to cast either a single window or the entire desktop.

Thanks for the info, but chromecast is not an option down here where I live.
The viable option for desktop project protocol is miracast.
 

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As far as I know there are a few open source projects, Intel's WDS and OpenWFD for example. But none of them look like they've been ported to FreeBSD yet.
 

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aragats Does that work on Chromium? Seems like I looked for that years ago and can't find the button and/or it doesn't work anyway.
It does: 3-dots at the right top corner -> Cast...
Rarely it says "No device found", I ping my chromecast device, then try again, and it works.
 

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That miracast is an extension of the Wifi protocol, so I suspect it's going to need some modifications of the Wifi stack too.

 

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I installed Chromium with pkg, currently it reports: Version 88.0.4324.182 (Official Build) (64-bit).
Here is a short screencast.
It's not something new, it's definitely working for more than a year. You're right, when that feature appeared in Google Chrome, it didn't work in Chromium. I kept trying after each update, and at some point it worked.
 
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