A friend of mine wants to setup a desktop PC as a "gaming server", and access it from a laptop via remote control.
So basically all the processing is done on the desktop PC and the laptop only receives the video, and sends captured events (mouse & keyboard) back to the desktop PC.
This will be done using HP Remote Graphics Software, which is basically an remote control software with high video streaming performance.
We haven't tested this yet on his actual hardware, but I did try it on my system by running a Virtual machine as a client, and the result were not that great, but I hope it was because of the VM.
Anyway, until next week when we'll build the setup, I would appreciate any suggestions on the subject, particularly, any solution you might know for high quality, low latency video streaming from one PC's screen to another via TCP/IP network, without requiring any extra hardware.
He won't play high end games on the setup. Actually, here is the real deal.
He has a HP Pavilion DV6000 laptop, that can barely run few games, but he also has a PC desktop laying around without a monitor, that is somewhat better than the laptop. So he was wondering, if he can basically use the laptop as a monitor for the desktop PC?
The technology of low latency video delivery over network is definitely out there, I mean this is what they do in cloud gaming, like those at http://www.onlive.com/.
I also tried another alternative: XSplit >> RTMP Server >> Flash RTMP Player ; but damn, the encoding takes all the resources and adds delay.