Live Mesh sees Security Camera program running but no pictures RRS feed

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  • Hi, Hope this finds everyone well. I run a Security PC program on a separate PC which which displays the live video display on the PC. I log into Live Mesh and connect to the PC but it doesn't display the video being displayed on the desktop. Sees the security program operating and I can operate the program but no video pictures where they should be just black screen boxes. It is working on the Security PC just not displaying the video on the Live mesh connection to the PC's desktop. Anyone got any ideas. I want to be able to log into life mesh when I'm away to view what the security cameras are displaying on the PC's desktop. Thanks in advance for any solutions. Cheers - Jim
    Saturday, June 12, 2010 5:36 AM

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  • While I cannot provide a workaround off the top of my head, I may be able to shine some light onto the issue at hand.

    It seems, based on your description, that the Security PC program displays the live video display using a 'video overlay'; for performance reasons. Similar to how WMP for example, will show DVD and other video content as a 'video overlay' (and should also just show a blank box if viewed over Live Mesh Remote Desktop) to improve performance.

    Content that is displayed using the overlay, is most likely not being 'fed' through the Live Mesh Remote Desktop capture, and without getting too technical, the Remote Desktop capture is not 'low/high enough' in the layers of the graphical display mechanism, to capture this 'overlay' content.

    As for a solution, try look for an option in the Security PC program to 'disable overlays' or 'disable performance enhancements'. Otherwise, unfortunately it is just a limitation of the Remote Desktop driver and most likely won't be implemented for performance reasons.

    ShadowXVII | http://www.shadowsplace.net
    Sunday, June 13, 2010 4:02 PM
  • Video is typically disabled in Remote Desktop. Since Live Mesh is using the core Windows RD functionality, I doubt that you will be able to work around this unless ShadowXVII is correct about being able to tweak your security program. You'll find that most streaming media will not display in a RDP session for performance reasons.


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    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 12:53 PM