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How can I stream my laptop screen to my TV?

asked 2016-08-14 17:03:02 -0500

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Hi All,

This is my first post and I am a new user of Fedora.

I am able to use the system very well since now with the help of tutorials all over the internet and even created an DLNA Media Server so I can watch my movies and listen to my music on my Home Theater and TV. I've used miniDLNA.

I read some articles about this subject but was unsuccessful in achieving my goal.

I would like to stream my laptop screen to my TV with sound. DLNA was my first guess of how to make it work.

I've tried using VLC to stream to a file and then tried to reproduce the file "on the go" in the TV using DLNA but I had no success.

The file is not recognized by the TV or Home Theater as a valid format. Do not know why or if I am doing something wrong, I've tried AVI, MKV, MP4 and H264, AC3, MP3 codecs, FLV and almost all formats VLC support streaming.

Does anyone know how to do it or if it is even possible and could help me with this?

Thank You.


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answered 2016-09-11 05:28:14 -0500

phantonuser gravatar image

Hi Davidva And Jake,

Thank you all for the response. I appreciate it. I've watched the videos but I was unable to test all the solutions. I have my Minidlna server working fine for movies and music in my devices, I just wanted to throw my laptop screen in the TV using DLNA too. My problem is that My Laptop is old and is a Nvidia Optimus one, so I have problems with my Nvidia Card as usual, Nvidia and Linux do not get very well together as I can see in my research. My Hdmi is in the Optimus card so there lay my problem. I end up buying and VGA~Hdmi Adaptor with sound which was great so now I can throw my screen to my TV but not using wireless (DLNA) like I wanted. I lost resolution because of the VGA which is in the intel card, that is why it worked, but at least it is working now so I have nothing to complain.

Thanks Again.


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answered 2016-08-16 13:28:06 -0500

jake gravatar image

Hi Phanton!

The only proper solution for getting content running on my Fedora workstation being displayed on my TV via network (wired) i've found is the Steam Link. This little apparatus does the magic all other variants i've tried (VLC, DLNA,...) were not able to do. Streaming a bluray to my TV was not possible without buffering and lags. But with my Link, everything works smooth.

I know this is a proprietary solution and the device costs some money, it might not be appropriate for you, but i can recommend it.

greets jake

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answered 2016-08-16 20:21:27 -0500

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updated 2016-08-16 22:19:54 -0500

Kodi, is beatiful DLNA/UPnP media player, here you can see a video, how to make it...


Other video

About vlc, maybe a problem with live555, report it... are you using rpmfusion?

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