So i got this new TV that is DLNA compliant and can play video files and streams from the network. This works great already with files from a streaming server (Windows Server running Serviio) inside the network setup.

But now i'm trying to stream my screen from my Mac to my TV as there is video content I can not directly play back on the TV. In this specific case it is video content from a video on demand service only providing a stream to silverlight web players.

Any suggestions on a software that is able to capture my screen would be greatly appreciated.

Some basic things the software should be capable of:

  • Runs on Mac OS X Lion
  • It should be configurable which of the screens from my dual-head should be captured
  • Provide an (mp4/mpeg + mp3/aac/ac3) stream over http from that capture
  • Low latency/delay preferred, there's nothing wrong with 10 seconds buffering or something like that but it shouldn't take 5 minutes of delay (let's say i want to fast forward a few minutes, it should be somewhat usable)
  • (Optional +1) It would be perfect if the software can create a 3rd virtual monitor for the video, so you can work on the Mac in parallel)
  • (Optional +1) Free (as in beer)
  • (Optional +10) OpenSource
  • Did you solve this in real life? – mplungjan Dec 30 '12 at 12:15
  • No, not until now :( – bardiir Dec 31 '12 at 14:07
  • Apple TV on newer macs (>2011) seems to do AirPlay quite well. For my older iMac found airparrot work ok for screen and beamer work Great for movies – mplungjan Dec 31 '12 at 14:24

Here's a way to do it if you are on Linux. Perhaps a similar setup will work on OS/X.


The correct solution to this problem though, would be WirelessHD as seen here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/2912

  • Yeah i tinkered with a solution like that already using VLC as a transcoder between the screen and stream but it's not really an optimal solution. The stream tends to break after a while. – bardiir Jan 18 '12 at 17:41
  • Well since this is somewhat helpful and with a great distance the best answer i'll award you the bounty :) – bardiir Jan 25 '12 at 19:08

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