Teams Room - Hide local HDMI content
We would like the ability to stop sharing HDMI content plugged into our Teams Room system without needing to disconnect the HDMI cable from the device. We're demoing both the Crestron and Logitech solutions and both have this behavior. When an HDMI device is plugged in to the system, the content shares automatically to the display. You can hit stop presenting and it will stop sharing the content, until you start a Teams meeting. Once the meeting is started, the HDMI In content shows on the in room display over all camera feeds from remote participants. You can show thumbnails of participants with the gallery view but can't make them the focus. The only way to stop showing the HDMI In content on the in-room display in a Teams Meeting is to unplug the HDMI device. That doesn't work for us because we're testing out using an AirTame for wireless content sharing as Teams doesn't have that capability unless you're in a meeting already or start a meeting.
This feature is on the backlog.
Tony Leung commented
There are new FLEX mode in the Air Media Setting for Disable the HDMI output connected to the Content input for Teams room, if anyone shared content through AM device, it will start the share and enable the HDMI output, after unplug it, the HDMI output disable again, this will not disrupt the remote image during the call, but Microsoft definitely fix this bug!
One thing I love about the User Voice community is that it's like a support group. I discover an issue that I can't seem to fix, I look all over the internet trying to find a solution and end up here where I find a bunch of other frustrated people just trying to get their **** to work correctly. Misery (and frustration) sure do love company, right?
Also, please fix this, Microsoft. It's really tainting a pretty cool product.
I opened a ticket with Crestron about this and they told me that I have two options:
1. Use a Crestron Processor with a video switcher so you route and un-route the video as needed.
2. Use Airmedia 200/300 with a pre-made AVF project for wireless presentation.
Anyone have any experience with either of these options?
Tony Leung commented
This is the basic function of Zoom, lets have a look and copy it to Teams
David Mangan commented
Video is now a massive priority with Coronavirus planning. This needs a much higher priority.
Americo Oliveira commented
We need this fixed before we continue the rollout of Teams. We stopped in the first room and we are now waiting for the feature before we can continue.
In the wake of Coronavirus and with so many people working from home this issue should be treated as a priority.
Please fix this isse asap. So annoying.
Pat Richard, MVP commented
Adam Horvat - that's the same setting as via the touch panel. And it doesn't control whether a signal is shown on the display - only whether it's automatically shared. If the PC is sending out any HDMI signal, it's always going to show on the room display.
Adam Horvat commented
This is the <AutoScreenShare> XML element. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/rooms/xml-config-file
Marco vd Maarl commented
Hi Team, please enable this option. its seems for me a BUG in the MSTeams system.
This bug is a deal breaker for me.
Mike Christensen commented
We are also seeing this behavior with HP Slice, when the meeting room PC is on it is impossible to make remote participant camera fill the screen. The only way round this is to either disconnect HDMI from PC or shut down computer.
This is a real pain and should be something easy to fix. Hopefully will be fixed ASAP!
Victor Tjie commented
Looks like we are the only one. We got same issue. Unchecking the Automatic Screen Sharing does not work to stop this behavior. We are using Logitech Tap with Intel NUC. Please fix the issue. Thank You.
Che Whyte commented
Please add a feature to start and stop the CONTENT SHARE/DISPLAY CONTENT INPUT on MTR Application.
This is the most complained about feature with all of our customers.
As an AV design engineer and integration technician, I am constantly solving these types of issues, however if the feature was fixed at the source, I can concentrate on making the world a better place, instead of just the meeting room.
This is stalling some deployments, as some of our customers have requested we demo alternative UC application experiences for them.
Change it soon or watch the market slip away.
This is a big problem and many clients are experiencing this behaviour. If you are using a wireless sharing device, then this is an impossible problem to solve
1.) If the wireless display solution is permanently connected in a call you will always be showing the splash screen, if you press the 'camera' toggle function you only get either content in focus or content full screen, you cannot seem to get full screen cameras either side (remote or local camera)
2.) I thought the solution might be to have a wireless sharing solution that was asleep (hdmi off) and only awoke when a connection was initiated. This works, but the annoying thing is if the user presses 'Present' on the touchscreen, they receive a message saying 'A cable is unplugged, please check the HDMI cable.
It would be good to customise the hdmi unplugged error message, and it would also be good to have the additional functionality of a camera toggle/view toggle button that works.
Yes this is a problem for us as well. We keep an in-room PC plugged in at all times for people that do not have a laptop or mobile device but we do NOT want that to the be screen that shows by default. Only if they hit the "Present" button. But the way it works, it is always presenting and you have to disconnect it. Please fix
Not being able to stop screen sharing without disconnecting the HDMI input is a deal breaker.
Michael Kirwin commented
This needs to be fixed as soon as possible. We got some of these systems for a pilot and we've had to pull them all because of this issue. Not being able to stop screen sharing without disconnecting the HDMI input is a deal breaker for us.
Yes, please fix this ASAP.
The clowns at Crestron (Stephen Smith, especially) are lying to their dealers, telling them that this is a "desirable feature".
Martín Corró commented
Please, add feature to stop automatic content sharing