Console play through Mac devices?

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  1. Ursadorable macrumors 6502

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    Heyo..

    So my monitor has two HDMI inputs, and I have my Mac Mini and PS4 Pro.. I'm adding a Nintendo Switch today, but I'm out of inputs. Additionally, since the Switch doesn't have a separate audio output I have to rely on HMDI audio.

    Anyways, I was wondering if anyone has an experience and suggestions regarding a live video/audio capture device I can hook up and play a console through my Mac.

    I see Elgato has a couple capture devices, but am worried about capture lag.

    Anyone have any suggestions on what to buy?
     
  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Capture devices add to much lag for gaming...
     
  3. Ursadorable thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Doesn't the headphone jack count as an audio output?
     
  5. Ursadorable thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if that works while docked.. will try it.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Why not simply use the PS4 remote play app on your Mac .... No dongles needed, just hook up your PS4 & Mac on same network, preferably via LAN.
     

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