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How to Send Video to Ethernet
This article explains how to send video to Ethernet and perform screen streaming using VGA2Ethernet. This external frame grabber captures video signals from either DVI or VGA source and transfers them to a 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet network via RJ-45 Ethernet port. When VGA2Ethernet sends DVI or VGA over Ethernet then users having access to the Internet may view and record it from any remote location. In this example you will learn how to connect VGA2Ethernet to the Ethernet network, send video, monitor over Ethernet and record it using a PC with Windows running.
Capture Hardware Required
You will need the following hardware for screen streaming before you start:
VGA2Ethernet is connected to the PC’s RJ-45 Ethernet port. It captures VGA/DVI signal from an external source and transfers it to PC.
A PC is used by remote participants to obtain access to the streaming video captured by VGA2Ethernet, view and record it via Web interface.
A source that sends video to Ethernet using VGA2Ethernet.
A DVI cable connects a DVI output to a DVI IN port of VGA2Ethernet.
An Ethernet cable connects a PC to the Ethernet during screen streaming.
Step1: Connect VGA2Ethernet to Video Source and to Ethernet
1. Connect the video source to the DVI IN port on VGA2Ethernet using the DVI cable. If you need to capture video from a VGA source, use a DVI-to-VGA converter.
2. Use an Ethernet cable to connect VGA2Ethernet to the Ethernet network. This allows sending DVI or VGA over Ethernet.
3. Now connect power adapter to VGA2Ethernet. Green LED indicates that the device has started up. The Red LED blinks each time the device captures an image and sends it to a PC that is capturing video.
Step 2: Download VGA2Ethernet Software on PC where Video is Recorded
1. Go to Epiphan’s web site, browse to /products/ and select the VGA2Ethernet product page.
2. Select the “Download” menu item.
3. Depending on the OS type installed on your PC click the appropriate command.
4. In the “File Download” window click “Save”.
5. Click “Run”.
6. Click “Next” on VGA2Ethernet Setup Wizard screen. Now select the installation folder. Then click “Next”. The installation starts.
7. When the installation is finished, you are ready to monitor over Ethernet and record video.
Step3: Viewing and Recording Video Stream from a Remote Location
1. Browse to the folder where software is installed and double-click the v2ngui file.
2. The VGA2Ethernet application screen appears. In the Menu bar select Capture>Select Device command. The system looks for the VGA2Ethernet device transmitting video to Ethernet on your network.
3. Select VGA2Ethernet device from which you want to record video. Click "OK". If the device is connected to the video source and sends video to Ethernet, video is being displayed in the VGA2Ethernet application screen.
4. Click the “Record” button
5. Browse to the folder where the recorded file will be stored. When you click the “Save” button, recording starts.
6. To stop recording, click the “Record” button again.
7. Information about the recorded video is displayed on the bottom status bar.
8. The recorded file is saved in the specified folder.