I currently have a HDMI cable hookup on my computer, I was wondering if I could play my Xbox on my computer via HDMI cable?
Is this just a terrible idea? Any help will be appreciated.
My laptop information can be found here
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No, you cannot, unless your computer has a video input, which most do not. If your monitor is separate from the computer you can plug your Xbox into it instead. There are internal and external capture cards available that could allow you to input the video and audio your Xbox produces.
Here's a video tutorial that explains how to use an external capture card.
The HDMI port on the laptop is only a output port for plugging in a external screen. If you want to use the laptop as the screen and play the xbox on the laptop you need a capture card.
One of my favorit youtubers posted a video with a promotion for some sort of discount on a capture card in collaboration with Machinima.
Also it is clearly a payed advertisement from ZackScott if it changes anything.