Device: Galaxy Note 3 N900W8

I need a solution that would let me show my phones screen on my PC at a high framerate. I tried VNC. It could not find a display method. I tried some random apps that work with USB debugging. No dice. Any suggestions. HDMI is not a option because then I would need to purchase a capture card and a HDMI adapter for my phone.

  • What is your end goal? Video capture? – Mr. Buster May 13 '14 at 0:36
  • Yes it is. I do not mine rooting because I am already rooted. I just want reliable 30fps video capture like I have doing screencasts on PC. – jtl999 May 19 '14 at 1:51

You mentioned that video capture is your goal but does that mean that it has to be live on your PC? If what you're looking to do is get a capture of your phone's screen so that you can post it to YouTube or something, consider trying to capture locally on the device then transferring that video file to your computer for processing and upload. This might give you better results than trying to "cast" your phone's screen to your PC live and then capture it there.

If your Note 3 has been upgraded to Android 4.4.x Kitkat you can use adb's built-in screenrecord utility. Full documentation is available from Google Android Developer Support. Here are the basics:

To use the screenrecord from the command line, type the following:

adb shell screenrecord /sdcard/demo.mp4

Stop the screen recording by pressing Ctrl-C, otherwise the recording stops automatically at three minutes or the time limit set by --time-limit.

Google also outlines the following limitations:

  • Some devices may not be able to record at their native display resolution. If you encounter problems with screen recording, try
    using a lower screen resolution.
  • Rotation of the screen during recording is not supported. If the screen does rotate during recording, some of the screen is cut off in the recording.
  • Audio is not recorded with the video file.
  • Might try flashing the leaked KitKat build on my Note3 soon and will test this out :) – jtl999 May 21 '14 at 21:55
  • I had a good time playing around with it, worked very well on my Nexus 5. – Mr. Buster May 22 '14 at 0:37

I use Android Screenshots and Screen Capture, and it works well.


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