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How to test screensharing from a browser

To send the screensharing video stream we use Chrome and Firefox browsers. To receive and display the video stream we check Chrome and IE.

 

  

Sending a video stream of the Google Chrome browser screen

Open the demo interface on the Demo / Screen Sharing page of the demo server at: https://wcs5-eu.flashphoner.com:8888

Click the install extension link.

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Chrome requires installing the extension from Chrome Store to enable screensharing. After the extension is added, the link disappears.

screen-sharing-extension

The next step is to enter any arbitrary name of the stream to publish the shared screen on the server. Then click Start.

Chrome asks what part of the screen it should capture. You сan capture the entire screen, or just the browser window (upper left Screen1).

After you select the source to capture, publishing starts and the corresponding status is displayed.

Now, we simply need to connect to this stream and play it. Enter the name of the stream to the Play field and click Start.

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As a result, we see the screen broadcast on the same page. If you open this page in other browsers or from other locations, it should display correctly.

Below is how the screen displays in the Internet Explorer browser (via Flash). We use the Demo / Streaming Min interface for playback..

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So, we have checked sending a stream from the Chrome browser and playing the same video stream in Chrome and IE. To play the same stream in iOS Safari, use the Demo / WS Player Min interface.

To embed screensharing on the pages of your web project, please take a look at the Embedding section.

Screensharing in Google Chrome browser – video tutorial

 

 

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