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I am a vlogger and after getting HTC Desire HD, found out its camera was all I ever needed. However, I usually have to see myself while recording video, to control my facial expressions, and with a rear-facing camera it's just not possible.

I know ADB allows for screenshots, but is there a way to stream the screen output to my PC's display? Not necessarily at 20+ fps, just a couple frames per second will do.

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Try the Android Screencast app.

See the XDA thread for more details.

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Looks nice and answers the question I put in my thread's title... But ironically, displays the black bar instead of camera output. I guess it's like print-screening Windows Media Player: you end up with everything except the video itself :( –  Cyril Mar 29 '11 at 17:59
    
I'm not sure why you got that problem, but even if it worked appropriately it only gives you a 4-5 fps refresh rate, which is far from "Live". –  Matt Mar 29 '11 at 18:55
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I doubt you will be able to pipe output from your phone's camera to another device. Have you tried a more hardware based approach, like setting up a mirror? :) –  Chahk Mar 29 '11 at 21:01
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droidVNC Server allows you to view your Android device's screen live on the computer through USB with ADB or over Wifi. You will also need a VNC client on your PC. You can see a video of this in action on the developer's website. This is for rooted devices only. It's my understanding that you need to have a rooted device to get this type of interaction on a real-time basis.

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I find android webkey works well.

You need root for this.

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Some Android phones have TV Out capabilities, usually through USB or HDMI, but sometimes through the 3.5 audio jack. I don't think HTC Desire has any TV-Out capability though.

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