Susja
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Chrome Remote Desktop is not working

Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:49 pm

Hello
I have RPi 3
I installed Chrome and Chrome Remote Desktop. My goal is to access my RPi remotely over the Internet. I am accessing other computers in my network using Chrome Remote Desktop hence I'd like to do same with RPi.
My issue:
When I launch Chrome Remote Desktop and want to share my RPi it states "this feature is not yet available for your computer "
My question: did someone have success to access RPi using this method or it's my configuration issue?
Another question in case Chrome Remote Desktop not working really yet: I found an article that suggests using UV4L to access RPi over the Internet. Will it work for in my case?
Thanks

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Re: Chrome Remote Desktop is not working

Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:00 pm


Susja
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Re: Chrome Remote Desktop is not working

Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:35 pm

VNC is definitely a good approach but I want to access my RPi over the Internet (not only using LAN) hence likely I will need to open some port and other configuration while using access via web will not require any changes.
That's why I am thinking about Chrome Remote Desktop or other web based solutions

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Re: Chrome Remote Desktop is not working

Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:53 pm

Susja wrote:VNC is definitely a good approach but I want to access my RPi over the Internet (not only using LAN) hence likely I will need to open some port and other configuration while using access via web will not require any changes.
That's why I am thinking about Chrome Remote Desktop or other web based solutions
VNC Connect: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/get-ba ... nc-connect
Take what I advise as advice not the utopian holy grail, and it is gratis !!

RpiName
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Re: Chrome Remote Desktop is not working

Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:22 pm

Susja wrote: That's why I am thinking about Chrome Remote Desktop or other web based solutions
Yes, UV4L is one possibility of you want remote desktop/screen over internet (audio video data) and does not require an xscreen like VNC. UV4L is preinstalled here:

http://www.linux-projects.org/download/ ... -os-image/

DEMO:

https://youtu.be/wthS8TPk2DE

Susja
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Re: Chrome Remote Desktop is not working

Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:13 am

VNC cloud access solved my issue.
Thanks for the hint.
Btw: when I connected to Pi and it's playing e.g. movies.... will it transmit to VNC client audio and video? In other words would I be able to watch movie that is running on Pi?
Thanks

ktb
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Re: Chrome Remote Desktop is not working

Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:24 am

I don't know if it's still the case, but I didn't think VNC supported audio in general. Perhaps RealVNC does. In the past I've used things like x11rdp built from source (https://github.com/scarygliders/X11RDP-o-Matic) on Debian/Ubuntu servers with Windows Remote Desktop Connection for remote audio support.

Susja
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Re: Chrome Remote Desktop is not working

Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:09 am

Well I just checked that video playback fine ( I tried YouTube) but not sound.
I wanted to watch movie stored/played on Pi while I am somewhere remotely.
Is it what VNC does not support or I have to make some configuration?
Does it mean that I have to install additionally some program in order to have audio while I am watching via VNC?

ktb
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Re: Chrome Remote Desktop is not working

Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:24 am

Based on some quick searches, it appears that there is still no VNC-only software with audio support. Some people appear to have been successful sending audio separately over SSH with PulseAudio or instead using FreeRDP which is probably pretty close to the solution I already mentioned.

Waffledragon122
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Re: Chrome Remote Desktop is not working

Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:07 am

Wait but you did say you can connect to other computers from the raspberry pi right, does that mean I'll technically be able to game on a raspberry pi?


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