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USB 3.0 to HDMI Converter

Post by Tortus » Tue May 22, 2018 11:50 am

Hello - I am trying to find out if anyone has experience with converting a video stream from 1 PC (HDMI) to a PC running Mint (USB 3.0). I see a lot of converters that allow this video feed from 1 pc to another using the HDMI to USB 3.0 but I didn't want to guess which converter to use. If anyone has experience in this area, please share which device is being used that works with Mint. Thanks!!

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Re: USB 3.0 to HDMI Converter

Post by ClixTrix » Tue May 22, 2018 12:35 pm

I understand DisplayLink chips might work or at least they have drivers and appear to be working with Ubuntu (no personal experience, so can't make a recommendation). Check the last post here.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/474608/ ... ith-ubuntu

If you follow that post to this website and look at USB-A connectors, you'll get this page of devices using their chip and some are USB3.0 to HDMI.

http://www.displaylink.com/products/find?cat=3&usba=1

If you examine the links for each device, they give specs on OSes supported, e.g. here's the link for one of the Diamond products and it shows Ubuntu under System Requirements.

https://www.diamondmm.com/product/bvu55 ... y-adapter/

I would recommend you walk through their list with links, and then do some searches to see if there are those with Ubuntu/Mint by product for any posted experiences.
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Re: USB 3.0 to HDMI Converter

Post by Tortus » Tue May 22, 2018 5:14 pm

Thanks for that information. I found one on newegg and I'll give it a try.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... llFullInfo

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Re: USB 3.0 to HDMI Converter

Post by ClixTrix » Tue May 22, 2018 5:23 pm

I looked at the one you linked at Newegg. Isn't that one for Display Port, not HDMI?
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