Bug 391624 - Add support for screen sharing
Summary: Add support for screen sharing
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: kdeconnect
Classification: Applications
Component: common (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Archlinux Linux
: NOR normal with 76 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Albert Vaca
URL:
Keywords:
: 345483 413774 425913 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2018-03-09 16:27 UTC by Côme Chilliet
Modified: 2023-01-15 17:18 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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2023-01-15 17:18 UTC, Matthew Pocock
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Description Côme Chilliet 2018-03-09 16:27:13 UTC
I just tested scrcpy which works really well for seeing and controlling an android device from my computer.

It would be awesome if KDE connect could reuse the code/ideas to have the same feature but without the need to activate adb and to plug in USB.

I also opened a ticket on their side: https://github.com/Genymobile/scrcpy/issues/13
Comment 1 Nicolas Fella 2020-08-29 10:05:07 UTC
*** Bug 413774 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Nicolas Fella 2020-08-29 10:05:53 UTC
*** Bug 425913 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Nicolas Fella 2020-08-29 10:09:39 UTC
If there was an easy way to achieve scrcpy's functionality without requiring adb I'm sure its developers would have found it, so I don't see us implementing that.

Another possible option could be MiraCast, but as far as I know there are no good Linux implementations and I'm definitly not going to do that myself
Comment 4 Nicolas Fella 2020-08-29 10:11:32 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 345483 ***
Comment 5 Nicolas Fella 2020-08-29 10:12:17 UTC
*** Bug 345483 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Côme Chilliet 2020-08-31 09:14:04 UTC
I may be mistaking but from what I understood scrcpy is using adb to push an application on the phone, which serves as a screensharing server. I thought it was possible to use KDE connect as the screensharing server instead and use its communication canal instead of the usb.

But I may have misunderstood how scrcpy uses adb.
Comment 7 Peter Oliver 2020-08-31 13:16:02 UTC
(In reply to Côme Chilliet from comment #6)
> I may be mistaking but from what I understood scrcpy is using adb to push an
> application on the phone, which serves as a screensharing server.

It says in https://github.com/Genymobile/scrcpy/issues/13:

> adb is required to call adb shell to have shell permissions granted (to capture the screen).
> 
> (instead, it could be an app using MediaProjection requesting the permission to the user, but then, this would be a different app).

So it seems that `adb` has a second use, here.
Comment 8 Prajna Sariputra 2022-03-30 13:15:36 UTC
Should sharing the screen of the PC side to the phone side be here too, or should it be a different bug/feature request? Seems like it'd be a natural extension to the existing remote input feature, although I guess that would kind of overlap with VNC and Krfb.
Comment 9 michel Ekimia 2023-01-09 13:22:38 UTC
Would like to add my stone here :-=)

Enabling adb is acceptable for our target user I think
When wireless adb is enabled on the phone  , Kdeconnect could srccpy directly to the phone IP which is already known
So this feature is really low on code impact , even maybe easier enough I could give a try :-)
Comment 10 Matthew Pocock 2023-01-15 17:18:54 UTC
Created attachment 155320 [details]
attachment-20881-0.html

Relying upon adb is fine for some (power) users, but isn't really
acceptable for random consumer users. Better than nothing, but imho not
really a consumer grade product solution.

M

On Mon, 9 Jan 2023 at 13:22, michel Ekimia <bugzilla_noreply@kde.org> wrote:

> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=391624
>
> michel Ekimia <mm@ekimia.fr> changed:
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>            What    |Removed                     |Added
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>      Ever confirmed|0                           |1
>                  CC|                            |mm@ekimia.fr
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> --- Comment #9 from michel Ekimia <mm@ekimia.fr> ---
> Would like to add my stone here :-=)
>
> Enabling adb is acceptable for our target user I think
> When wireless adb is enabled on the phone  , Kdeconnect could srccpy
> directly
> to the phone IP which is already known
> So this feature is really low on code impact , even maybe easier enough I
> could
> give a try :-)
>
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