This tutorial briefly describes how Houdini MC can connect the Game Master Room with the In-Room Monitor. Please note that all the following solutions support more than one in-room screens.

HDMI Connection: (Recommended)

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Server: A Windows computer
In-room Screen: TV monitor with HDMI input. HDMI Cable

Benefits: Transmit Screen, Soundtrack and Voice through one cable, Connect your in-room speakers to the in-room tv

Warnings: You need a wired connection (HDMI) from the server PC to the Room

Chromecast Connection:

Server: A Windows computer, Google Chrome, Google Cast extension
In-room Screen: TV monitor with HDMI input. Chromecast

Benefits: Transmit Screen, Soundtrack and Voice wireless, Connect your in-room speakers to the in-room tv.

Warnings: Chromecast and Server PC must be on the same network, internet connection is required

Minimum Requirements:

  1. A Chromecast
  2. At least one monitor (with an HDMI port)
  3. Internet Connection

Step 1: Set up Chromecast. Just follow the instructions from here

Step 2: Connect your speakers to the TV’s Audio Output. There is no need for wiring from the master control room to the escape room. Houdini MC transmits the main sound theme, additional sounds and more, directly to your TV through Chromecast.

Step 3: Execute Houdini MC. Right click on in-room screen and select <Cast>. Select “Cast this Tab”.

Wireless Connection:

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Server: A Windows computer
In-room Screen: A Computer

Benefits: Transmit Screen, Soundtrack and Voice wireless, Connect your in-room speakers to the in-room tv.

Warnings: Multiple computers needed, In-room and Server PC must be on the same network.

VGA/DVI Connection:

Server: A Windows computer
In-room Screen: A Monitor with VGA or DVI input

Benefits: Transmit Screen through a VGA/DVI wire.

Warnings: In order to transmit the Soundtrack, Audio and Video Clues, you will also need an audio cable.

Transmit to a Tablet:

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Server: A Windows computer
In-room Screen: A Tablet/Smart phone

Benefits: Transmit Screen, text and image clues.

Warnings: Houdini MC allows you to cast text and image clues by default. Moreover, Raspbian, Windows 10 and most Android versions allows you to also send audio and video clues as well as the soundtrack of the room. Server PC and Tablet/Remote Device must be connected on the same network. It is important to note that since we are talking about wireless transmission, a transmission delay is expected. Especially in case of videos and audios. During the first executions, it is expected to face a <no soundtrack> or <no inro video> issues. Please allow your mobile phone/remote device to cache this info and try to use small in terms of size multimedia files so as to minimize and eliminate this delay.

Transmit to a Raspberry PC:

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Server: A Windows computer
In-room Screen: A Raspberry, An HDMI cable and a TV monitor with HDMI input

Benefits: Transmit through the common network everything (screen, clues, soundtrack and voice) to the Raspberry. Then connect the Raspberry with the in-Room TV using HDMI. Control the soundtrack of the room by connecting the in-room speakers directly either to the Raspberry (if supported) or to the in-room Screen.

Warnings: Raspberry and Server PC must be on the same network.