Video Switchers are literally Linux servers now

So, care to dive into this hardware and see what’s possible? And if possible, what can be done if you can SSH into the machine? I would find that super interesting.

There’s a lower speced model if that’s more within reach:


Obviously we want to see htop running on this.


I’ve seen the slides for a conference talk die because too many people SSH’d into the HDMI capture device to troubleshoot a display issue. Multiplayer troubleshooting never goes well.

Alternatively if you like rube goldberg machines, you could wire a bit red button to a pi, send an instruction over ssh, and switch inputs.

I’d rather have that be a prompt to a speedrun timer saying “That’s never happened before” or a button plugging Prime Gaming in the speedrun timer.