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mitchstein443  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:07:21 AM(UTC)
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I'm running server 2012 r2. I do not access to the machine physically as it is in harrisburg PA and I am in NJ. (6 hour trip)

It is not a Virtual Machine it is a physical server.

I am using microsoft remote desktop to access it.

I installed Vmix latest version, it will not display video a all but streams audio.
I tried known good .mp4 files, avi and wmv..

The files stream perfectly from my local win10 machine.
They also stream fine using vlc player, OBS, and ffmpeg through a command line on the server I cant get to work with vmix..

I tried to do this with server 2016 a few months back, and was never succesfull, so since many people believed it was the OS I changed it to server 2012 r2.

There must be a basic setting I am missing somewhere.. Oh and under 2016 on the same physical machine, I got video but no audio. installed a virtual soundcard driver and got audio but no video..
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#2 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2019 12:58:03 AM(UTC)
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Is vmix just possible to run through remot desktop?

I also tried vnc, it doesn't work that wa and in there the video driver is the nvidia one.. instead of microsft's vga driver in remote desktop.

But every other app works, OBS, VLC, ffmpeg, and half a dozen other things, I can even use pinnacle to edit videos through remote desktop on there and they work fine.. Just not vmix...
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#3 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2019 1:16:11 AM(UTC)
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vMix makes heavy use of the GPU. It's a complex, live updating UI.

I would not expect it to work over RDP. Or not work well in any case.

Nor would I expect most users to require this.
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#4 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2019 2:08:17 AM(UTC)
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I administer over 30 vMix systems, and operate them quiet functionally across the globe remotely using TeamViewer. When I say all over the world, I actually produce multi-camera shows on vMix platforms located in Madrid, Spain - Sydney, Australia - Sal Paulo, Brazil, and Montreal, Canada..... all from my spare room near London in my underpants.

These shows are all broadcast on national satellite, cable and terrestrial TV in 1080i50/60 HD and works very well. Don't even bother trying RDP or VNC based systems, they just don't know how to do video in real time, but TeamViewer hits the button. Teamviewer should be set to 'Quality Mode' when configuring presets etc, but changed to #Speed Mode' when you are doing a production. Video can become laggy in the 'quality mode' but allows you to check things to a pixel perfect level, but when in 'Speed mode' the video keeps up, and you can make reliable and qualified switches.

I strongly recommend using some kind of API driven external controller at your end. This ensures fast (maybe not frame accurate) switching from a remote location.

As you can imagine, all these shows in different time zones, actually getting dressed is somewhat difficult. So underpants it is. I often chuckle to myself, thinking that there are people watching real TV shows in say Australia, and have absolutely no idea the guy vision mixing the show is sat in his underpants in a 2m x 3m spare room in his Underpants.

Oh and the real effect of TeamViewer on the CPU/GPU - almost Zero! (Although it may say 100%). TeamViewer also likes to work in the GPU, but consumes so few resources its not worth worrying about. It MAY appear to MAX out your CPU, but thats ONLY because TeamViewer uses ANY spare CPU capacity to increase the experience. If you are using 98% of your CPU, TeamViewer will use 2% CPU, however if your only using 40% of your CPU TeamViewer May take up the 60% excess. vMix itself ALWAYS seems to get CPU/GPU priority, keeping your production frame rate smooth and sexy.

K

p.s don't try this over a 14.4kbps modem link. :)
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mitchstein443  
#5 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2019 4:37:50 AM(UTC)
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currently I use vmix to run a 24/7 live broadcast out of housee to my server in another state.
The idea was to use a server on the same network as the vmix computer sending to the server on the local network instead of from my house etc.. That is the reason for remote management..

Anyway, I went to harrisburg, hooked up a monitor, keyboard and mouse and used the computer local...

No video.. Audio is fine..

It will overlay jpgs, bmps etc..

It will not render wmv, mp4, mpg, avi etc at all..

However, vlc does, OBS Studio works, wirecast demo is working, xsplit is working, I can use command line to stream through ffmpeg, Pinnacle studio is rendering on the system.
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