ViewHD 2 Port 1x2 Powered HDMI Mini Splitter

ViewHD 2 Port 1×2 Powered HDMI Mini Splitter

Recently I encountered a problem with trying to do a video capture of a game I was playing on an Android device.  The device in question happens to  be a RCA tablet, and I was using an Elgato Game Capture HD device.

On the Elgato game capture program I noticed that although the signal was being detected, it wasn’t showing the screen.  It stated something about disabling HDCP in order for it to work.  Upon doing some Internet research, I discovered that HDCP–which stands for high-bandwidth digital content protection–was a content protection scheme implemented on connection like the one I was working on.

I thought that I just wasted about $7 buying this HDMI A type (standard size) to C type (mini size) cable (a BlueRigger high speed mini HDMI to HDMI cable, 6 ft — because the connection is blocked by this HDCP protection scheme.

Upon doing a bit of checking around on the web, I found that purchasing a certain HDMI splitter can get around the issue.  I found the ViewHD 2 Port 1×2 Powered HDMI Mini Splitter ( for about $24.  I received and tried it, and low and behold, I can do video screen capture!  Problem solved.

I have a smart phone that saves video in .mp4 format.  I can play them back on my phone, but when I copy them to my PC, Media Player can’t to play it.  So I have two option–I can find a player for my PC that can play back .mp4 files, or I can find a video file converter which can take a .mp4 and convert it to something Media Player can read and play.  

I opted to get a converter, and I found Free Video Converter 1.0.  With this program, I was able to covert the 10 minute  .mp4 file to a .wmv–problem solved!

For a free program, Free Video Converter comes with a lot of features.  I has the capability to convert almost every known video format, and it is able to do it in a very short amount of time.  For example, the 10 minute video only took less than a minute to convert.

I certainly recommend Free Video Converter 1.0, for something free nothing can beat it.