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Streaming PC games to the Ouya from GameStream-compatible PCs with Limelight

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By cgutman, Senior Member on 12th January 2014, 08:28 PM
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Those of you with GTX 600/700 series GPUs in your desktops might be interested in Limelight. Limelight is a 3rd party client for Nvidia's GameStream protocol (same software the Nvidia Shield uses). We've used the Ouya as one of our main test platforms and it works very well (with hardware accelerated H.264 decoding) as of the latest update. Tegra 3's H.264 decoder is very good, and can even handle 1080p60 (although the quality is bad for now due to issues with Nvidia's encoding profile on the PC side)

Over Ethernet, it streams 1080p30 or 720p60 flawlessly with low input latency.

Depending on your router and the location of your Ouya, 720p30 (or higher) over WiFi may also work.

The Ouya controller is fully supported, along with the Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers. The Ouya controller's touchpad works for controlling the mouse while streaming. The main problem with the Ouya controller is the lack of a Start and Back button (like the Shield/Xbox/PS3). The Ouya button is mapped to Start but it seems to work inconsistently. PS3 and Xbox 360 controllers are recommended if you need those buttons.

Right now, you'll have to sideload this app but we could put it on the Ouya store if people like it.

The download link is in the main post on the Shield forum:

Hopefully you all enjoy it. Feel free to post Ouya-specific issues here or general issues on the main thread.
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14th January 2014, 01:56 PM |#2  
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Very cool... Thanks for posting!
18th January 2014, 10:56 PM |#3  
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Have 3 Ouya's all able to stream 1080p 30fps. Pretty darn playable. Artifacting is the only issue I have with these and the ouya's but as cgutman said that is more of problems on the host machine encoding. Defiantly enjoying this. Well done sir.

I do have a problem streaming from Galaxy SII, but thats the only device so far that was not able to stream from my GTX 770.
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