I have a half decent HTPC (Half decent in terms of HTPC and not PC's in general) but lacks in high powered graphics etc. as I try to keep it quiet.
I've seen a few times the OnLive service that they will be offering soon, and although I will be unable to use it as broadband is pitiful in Australia, I wanted to know if there is some way of doing something similar at home.
Basically my gaming rig sits in the other room and if I feel the need to wanna kick back and play a game on the couch on my HTPC, is there any kind of application that I can run on my gaming rig to stream to my HTPC and allow my HTPC to stream keyboard/gamepad etc. back to my gaming rig?
Before anyone suggests just running a DVI cable between the rooms it is too far to run a DVI cable, however I do have CAT6 cable running between them and a gigabit switch so bandwidth and connection is not an issue.
I would have suggested some form of RDC like VNC or the likes as you have a fast Gigabit connection, but I know of no Server client that will poll fast enough for refresh to give you a playable framerate even if you do have the bandwidth.
There are compression systems that could help with ths
The only problem with SMG is it is a pay-to-use service. If possible I want to have a service that is not reliant on any external company and service and relies soley on my network. Just 1 less problem down the track if said company goes out of business etc.
As for distance it would be about 23m including distance up and down the wall.
I thought there would be some kind of application like Fraps that could stream over the network instead of just save to disk.
Mainly because that would require about $150 of cables + a repeater and then me having to get up in the roof again and run cables down the wall. I was hoping for a nearly free alternative that wouldn't require recabling.
March 17, 2010 3:57:42 PM
23m, that is some distance, big house you have ther, sorry ace there are no other working ways I know of to game on your PC 23m away over the network and get the FPS you need.