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IP Accessing split video over the network

Discussion in 'Audio/Video' started by Kevin W, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Kevin W

    Kevin W New member

    We have a Mac-Mini (with DisplayPort video output) connected to a local monitor.

    We would like to be able to also view the video from anywhere on the network.

    And so, we were looking for some sort of video splitter that will connect the video output from the Mac-Mini both to the local monitor and to the network at the same time, allowing a user anywhere on the network to type in an IP address that will bring up the Mac-Mini's video.

    Can you recommend a solution?
  2. KVMGalore Expert

    KVMGalore Expert Staff Member

    The recommended solution will primarily depend on the video resolution you were looking to support.

    What video resolution are you currently running on your Mac-Mini?
  3. Kevin W

    Kevin W New member

    Well, we are using HDMI, so how about 720p
  4. KVMGalore Expert

    KVMGalore Expert Staff Member

    First, you'll need to split your HDMI video from your Mac-Mini to two:
    Use a 2-port HDMI splitter such as VS182A.
    Connect the input port to your Mac-Mini's video output.
    Connect your local monitor to the splitter's output #1.
    The splitter's output #2 will serve to send the video out to the network.

    Second, you'll need to make a video connection to the network:
    The simplest way would be to use AdderLink Digital iPEPS. It supports digital video. it also does not require any equipment on the 'user' end - simply bring up a browser on any computer on the network, type in its IP address, and the Mac-Mini's video will show.
    Connect the splitter's output #2 to the iPEPS DVI video port (use a simple DVI-HDMI adapter).
    Connect the iPEPS to your Ethernet switch and give it an IP address.

    You are all set!

    Other 'video over IP' solutions could also do the job, but they typically require a dedicated Gigabit network, and require a 'receiver' hardware unit for each use on the network.
  5. Kevin W

    Kevin W New member

    Any idea of the refresh rate?
  6. KVMGalore Expert

    KVMGalore Expert Staff Member

    640 x 480p at 60Hz
    640 x 480p at 67Hz
    640 x 480p at 72Hz
    640 x 480p at 75Hz
    640 x 480p at 85Hz
    720 x 400p at 70Hz
    800 x 600p at 56Hz
    800 x 600p at 60Hz
    800 x 600p at 72Hz
    800 x 600p at 75Hz
    800 x 600p at 85Hz
    832 x 624p at 75Hz
    1024 x 768p at 60Hz
    1024 x 768p at 70Hz
    1024 x 768p at 75Hz
    1024 x 768p at 85Hz
    1152 x 864p at 60Hz
    1152 x 864p at 75Hz
    1152 x 870p at 75Hz
    1280 x 960p at 60Hz
    1280 x 1024p at 67Hz
    1280 x 1024p at 75Hz
    1280 x 1024p at 85Hz
    1600 x 1200p at 60Hz
    1920 x 1080p at 60Hz
    1920 x 1200p at 60Hz with reduced blanking.

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