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flolll
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I would like to ask for the Windows viewer to be able to connect to a server on localhost.

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Full story: I would like to share my use case - which is possibly a bit unusual:
I am regularly giving workshops and training courses where I switch between presenting PowerPoint slides and demonstrating something on my PC (Windows 10 notebook with Intel standard graphics). I like to use PowerPoint's presenter view, to be able to see my speaker notes and preview the next slide, but this only works with extended screens. In a classroom this is usually fine, since I can extend my desktop to the projector or wall screen. However, when I demonstrate something (like the usage of a tool), I have to switch to duplicating the desktop and then back again. This then forces me to stop and restart the presentation. Not a big issue, just a little bit annoying.
Since the Corona virus pandemic, I am now working from home (based in Germany), which changed things somehow. I am now giving webinars with Zoom or Skype for Business. These tools allow to share a program, the whole desktops or one screen with the remote participants. So to do the scenarios described above, I need a second screen - otherwise I cannot use presenter view. And this is where Spacedesk comes in:
I am using the HTML5 viewer app to connect to localhost - the Windows native viewer unfortunately prevents connections to localhost. Within the HTML5 viewer, I set a screen resolution that is smaller than my main screen and use a browser extension to resize the window properly. This way, I have a virtual second screen running in a window. When presenting, I can now use presenter view and the slide is shown on the virtual second screen. This virtual second screen is shared via Zoom or Skype, which also allows me to look something up etc. without interrupting the shared view for the participants. When I want to demonstrate something, I just move whatever I want to show onto this virtually extended screen. Also I can easily switch between the slides and a demonstration.

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Hi @flolll,
Yes, we only allow local host connection on HTML5 Viewer.
With native windows viewer app we don't allow it at the moment.

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I want to connect to my local machine

because an app doesn't work with my real video.

HTML5 viewer is fine, but I would like native clients, too.

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Hi @tamo,
Local host connection using native viewer apps is not available.
Can you tell us more why do you want to connect locally?

 

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Hi @tamo,
Local host connection using native viewer apps is not available.
Can you tell us more why do you want to connect locally?

 

Sure. I just want a virtual display adapter driver which has just a window. That would fix my problem:

My Ryzen/Vega seems to have a bug or an incompatibility issue with an app called DiXiM Play. The app plays videos recorded in a remote DLNA/DTCP-IP box. It works well on spacedesk monitors. But it doesn't on my real monitors connected to Ryzen/Vega DisplayPort. The app developers say I can workaround it by uninstalling the AMD driver and using Microsoft Basic Display Driver instead. I've confirmed that it's true. But you know the basic driver is, well, basic. So I use the wonderful solution, spacedesk.

Also, like flolll, I dedicate my second monitor to Zoom Video Conference's "share screen" feature. I don't need to keep watching the contents on the monitor because I have already seen them thoroughly many times. But I do need to take a glance in meetings in order to make sure it is working. So a small window mirroring a spacedesk would be enough and ideal.

I can use HTML5 viewer for these purposes, but a native app is more desirable, if it can be easily implemented.

Thanks!

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