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Using Firestick 4K on Windows via a Video Capture Card

Discussion in 'Amazon Fire TV' started by oldun, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. oldun

    oldun Member
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    I have just bought a video capture card. It has a HDMI input and a USB 3.0 output.

    I have connected the Firestick to the video capture card, via the HDMI input and connected the output to a USB 3.0 socket on my computer. This is a fairly modern i5 Windows 11 computer so it should be able to handle the task OK.

    As the original Firestick power supply is rather integrated into the TV wiring I have powered the Firestick using a RAVPower 40W 4-port power supply rated at 5V/2.4A per port. I am not using this source to power any other devices.

    I then ran OBS Studio and made the recommended settings and the usual Firestick Window, rather slowly, on the computer screen. Once I had connected the Firestick to my 5G wifi

    However every minute or so the screen goes blank and this is then replaced by a colourful multi striped screen. After a while the Firestick starts up again.

    I have tried a couple of other power sources all rated around 5V/2A but with similar results.

    Any ideas as to what has gone wrong?

    If the video card is suspected can you recommend a suitable replacement - one of the cheaper ones if possible?
     



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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Why aren't you using the supplied power cable that came with the firestick?
    It's a standard USB cable.
    I think that may be the culprit
     
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  3. amidr

    amidr Lurker

    Try to use authenticated power cable which supplied the firestick, which will be helpful. The random cable can cause an issue.
     
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