Android HDMI Grabber / Scaler

There are different android tv (not android TV) setop boxes available which provide an HDMI Input for PVR purposes. With little modifcation these boxes can not only be used to capture HDMI signals to an USB stick but also pipe the output into an e.g. an ffmpeg process. The HDMI signal feed into the input is also available on an HDMI output with nearly no latency. As the output is done by the android system it is scalled to the desired resolution and also 'seamless'. This makes the boxes also a very cheap scaler / seamless adapter.

Usefull hints for android based device

setprop service.adb.tcp.port 5555
stop adbd
start adbd

There are boxes from different vendors with different chipsets available. Some boxes need extra software / modification for streaming

  • hardware/android-hdmi-in.txt
  • Last modified: 2017/09/04 10:18
  • by robbi5