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Postby Pyrpolizer » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:25 pm

Is there a way to log in to some remote computer and watch someone playing a game on his computer?
The remote computer owner is willing to allow access to a certain number of watchers.
Any other suggestions how to do this?
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Re: Question for computer experts

Postby Maximus » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:31 pm

I dont think so, but you can check out teamviewer

This allows someone on a computer somewhere else to view someone elses desktop but it might not work when a game is running

Its free for personal use so it might be worth a try.

Instead of a live broadcast, you might want to consider recording the screen and sharing the video. The player can also add his commentary while he is playing with a mic.

https://www.google.com/search?sclient=p ... &gfe_rd=cr
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Re: Question for computer experts

Postby Sotos » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:18 pm

What Maximus said is correct. There are many apps that let you log in on a remote computer (Teamviewer, LogMeIn, Chrome Remote Desktop etc), but you don't need that. What you need is for that friend of yours to do a live broadcast which you can all watch. For broadcasting games the most popular is Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/p/about
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Re: Question for computer experts

Postby Get Real! » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:56 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:Is there a way to log in to some remote computer and watch someone playing a game on his computer?
The remote computer owner is willing to allow access to a certain number of watchers.
Any other suggestions how to do this?

The correct approach is through video conferencing. Just as you can see and speak to people on Skype, the chess players can turn their camera on the chess board and all those tuning in can watch the game.

The steps required…

1. Everyone needs to download and install a copy of Skype and create an account there.

2. You all need a mid-range camera (around €50-60 euros worth) and the chess players must have a mobile USB camera so they can maneuver it into position.

3. On Skype you can create a group of video conferencing friends and give it a name like “ChessFans” or something and add everyone’s Skype aliases to that group for easy connection, and you all log on at a pre-determined time you agree upon earlier through email.

That’s it and the Skype service is free.

PS: Ignore the two idiots above who should stick to flipping burgers! :lol:
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Re: Question for computer experts

Postby Sotos » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:25 pm

What "chess players" are you talking about you idiot? This is a case of one person playing and the rest are merely watching. Probably you could get it working with Skype Screen Sharing, but Twitch is specialized for exactly what Pyrpolizer wants to do... which is not "video conferencing"!
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Re: Question for computer experts

Postby Get Real! » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:29 pm

Sotos wrote:What "chess players" are you talking about you idiot? This is a case of one person playing and the rest are merely watching. Probably you could get it working with Skype Screen Sharing, but Twitch is specialized for exactly what Pyrpolizer wants to do... which is not "video conferencing"!

STICK TO FLIPPING BURGERS! :wink:
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Re: Question for computer experts

Postby Sotos » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:34 pm

Flipping burgers is a job for uneducated fools like you who can't even read properly ;)
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Re: Question for computer experts

Postby Get Real! » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:43 pm

Sotos wrote:Flipping burgers is a job for uneducated fools like you who can't even read properly ;)

Idiotic Greek imbecile,

What difference does it make *how* many people are sitting around the board game? :lol:

The important thing is to CAPTURE the board game by pointing a camera at it and transmit it to other viewers who are interested to watch, and Skype more than satisfies this requirement.

Now quit digging your grave any deeper and kindly return to Burger King.

Oh look… there’s another delivery pending over there! Quick jump on the mopet Sotos! :lol:
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Re: Question for computer experts

Postby Sotos » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:52 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:Flipping burgers is a job for uneducated fools like you who can't even read properly ;)

Idiotic Greek imbecile,

What difference does it make *how* many people are sitting around the board game? :lol:

The important thing is to CAPTURE the board game by pointing a camera at it and transmit it to other viewers who are interested to watch, and Skype more than satisfies this requirement.

Now quit digging your grave any deeper and kindly return to Burger King.

Oh look… there’s another delivery pending over there! Quick jump on the mopet Sotos! :lol:


:lol: So when you read "watch someone playing a game on his computer" you understand that this someone is playing some board game which he needs to capture by pointing a camera to it? :roll: Clearly that person is playing a computer game and he wants to broadcast the gameplay so others can watch. Go here https://www.twitch.tv/directory and click on any of the games to see how people broadcast games while others are watching.
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Re: Question for computer experts

Postby Pyrpolizer » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:13 pm

Thank you guys it's not me who is going to do it but someone else who i doubt he ever wii.He boasts too much about his abilities and he wants to demonstrate he can beat the computer 76% of the times. We offered him at least 3 other options to play witnessed games at known servers and he turned them all down! He just wants to broadcast it- what the heck.
It's a computer game alright, and someone else suggested me skype as well. I will just propose him both skype and the other one.
Happy you two? :wink:
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