Xbox one to Macbook Air

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  1. Malthe16, Nov 4, 2014
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    Malthe16 macrumors newbie

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    Hello.

    I got a question concerned Xbox one and Macbook Air.

    Is it possible to connect my Xbox one to my Macbook Air using a Thunderbolt stick (or whatever it's called to plug in a HDMI cable)

    I wanna be able to play on my Xbox one without having a television nearby.
    If it so is possible, what apps / program is required?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    macbooks have no video-in port so there is no simple cable connection. You can buy capture devices like elgato, but don't know how well they work on MBA.
     
  3. Malthe16 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would an elgato work for Macbook Pro? And what is elgato?
     
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    I tried to monitor and capture camera footage via an elgato and blackmagic ministudio. None of them worked in full screen mode. The elgato just showed a greenscreen and the bm studio onoy lets you monitor in a small window.
    Let us know your experiences.
     
  5. budgynana macrumors member

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    The input lag via any capturing device would make it unplayable. Not worth it.
     
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    With black magic studio there is no input lag!
    You would have to find a way to go to fullscreen though.
    The blackmagic hotline claimed that the VLC player recognizes the BM studio input, but I could never get it to work. You would need a BM studio mini recorder/monitor, a thunderbolt cable and a hdmi cable. Let me know if you give it a try. I am still interested in this myself, too!
     
  8. Malthe16 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All I have is a Thunderbolt and HDMI cable? I can get blackmagic but I don't know how it works. I'll test it when I get a chance
     
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    It converts the hdmi signal to thunderbolt.
     
  10. Malthe16 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you give me a link to where I can get blackmagic?
     
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