First post, by AntiRevisionism
Hi guys - I want to be able to take the video output of several older PCs I have (mix of VGA and DVI at the moment) and somehow display them in controllable windows on the monitor of a "host" machine running Windows 7 or 10. Bonus if I could be able to use the host's keyboard and mouse; but not necessary.
The main purpose of this exercise is to be able to play some older games on actual hardware, but without the need for me to move to another display, and being able to multitask on my main workstation.
I know some newer monitors have picture-in-picture mode for multiple display inputs, but this is not what I am looking for. I want the video output from the "guest" machines in a window that can dragged around on screen, resized, minimized, etc. Basically like if I was using a virtual machine.
Remote desktop is not really an option as it's generally too slow for video from what I recall of using it back in the day.
Perhaps there are some suitable video capture cards with software that can fit this niche? Or maybe some solution I have not considered. Any advice would be appreciated. I'm sure I can't be the only person wanting to do something like this.