iPad record screen while mirroring to projector

Discussion in 'iPad' started by heov, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. heov macrumors regular

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    I can't seem to screen record while I'm mirroring via a lightning to HDMI projector. Is this not possible? Can the iPad pro mirror and record at the same time?

    I'm giving a presentation that is connected to a projector and want to record my screen while giving it (I write on screen during presentation). I know there are work aroundu usinga Mac/PC (mirror to Mac, then record), but I only want to carry my iPad.

    Is this possible with a third party app? Seems like a huge oversight. I used to do this with a surface all the time, and switched to iPad to make things simpler, but this would be a deal breaker for my use-case.
     
  2. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately I think they have purposely done this for the same reason you can’t screen record when playing/streaming video content...
     
  3. AutomaticApple macrumors 6502a

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    Ugh…
     
  4. heov thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did some more research- it's apparently because the way screen mirroring works on iOS is it "records the screen" and outputs it, and I guess it can't do both? Seems like DRM shouldn't be an issue... block HDMI or Screen recording for DRMed videos. Android and Windows can do both.

    Does anyone know if the pro can do both? I basically can't use it to lecture if I can't record my lecture while presenting. And I really don't want to go back to a Surface.
     
  5. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    It’s nothing to do with DRM. You can’t record your screen when playing video content from Plex either, for example. I think you’re right though, it is to do with the fact that outputting via HDMI is “the same” as playing video content from the system’s point of view?
     

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