Saudi Tech Tips: How to Connect a Laptop to a Decoder

How to Connect a Laptop to a

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We are all adept at connecting a decoder to the TV set. However, very few people know how to connect a laptop decoder or even visualize that the connection is possible. Now, in moments where the TV is absent, the laptop can come in handy.

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Let us go through the step-by-step guide on how to connect a laptop to a decoder.

What is Required?

These are the devices that you need to connect your Decoder to your laptop;

How to Connect a Laptop to a Decoder

The process of connecting your laptop to the decoder has been divided into two steps;

Step 1: Connect Devices

The HDMI video capture device features both output (HDMI) and input (USB) sides. After connecting one end of an HDMI cable to your decoder, attach the other end to the HDMI video capture device. Subsequently, insert the HDMI video capture device’s USB end into your laptop’s USB port.

Step 2: Start Viewing

Once the devices are connected, there is no guarantee that the decoder will display content just like it appears on the TV. If your laptop has a camera, head over to the Camera app to start viewing. Alternatively, you can view it using VCL. Click on VCL Media Player, select Media, and choose Open Capture Device. On the next menu, set Capture Mode to DirectShow, and Video Device name to USB Video. After all that is set, click play to start Viewing.

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