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Understanding Ditto

Technical Requirements

Ditto is a diverse screen mirroring and digital signage solution that works across multiple platforms. This page explains network and platform-specific requirements.

Receiver requirements

Ditto supports a number of receivers including Windows computers, Apple TVs and Chromecasts.

Ditto Windows Receiver
Windows 10 is required. Windows 10 machines satisfy most hardware demands.

For heavier usage such as 4K video digital signage or to screen mirror multiple devices simultaneously, we recommend more robust Windows hardware:

  • Intel 6th gen i5 processor or greater
  • 4GB+ memory
  • 5 GB or more of free disk space

Ditto tvOS Receiver
Apple TV HD (tvOS 11 and later)
Apple TV 4K (tvOS 11 and later)

Apple TV Legacy - No Ditto tvOS app
Apple TV 2 (OS Version 4.4 and later)
Apple TV 3 (OS Version 4.4 and later)
*Apple TVs unable to run tvOS are limited in functionality

Chromecast
Chromecast 1
Chromecast 2
*Chromecast is limited in functionality

Network requirements

Bandwidth
Minimum of 1 Mb/s

Ditto Receiver and Ditto Connect Ports
When using the Ditto Receiver and Ditto Connect applications, only one port needs to be open between networks. Even on different VLANs Ditto can communicate as long as the port is open and routable between the VLANs.

Ditto Connect / Receiver

TCP Port 55200

   

Legacy Port Requirements
Connecting devices to old receivers that are not compatible with the Ditto Receiver App requires the following ports.

AirPlay

TCP: 7000, 7100, 47000, 5353
UDP: 5353

Google Cast

TCP: 8008, 8009, 5353
UDP: 1900, 5353

Google Cast and AirPlay require a dynamically assigned TCP/UDP port between 49152-65535.

Tips

  • Hardwire receivers when possible for the best performance.
  • Ditto supports separate VLANs as long as those networks can communicate with each other.

Windows screen mirroring requirements

OS version

Windows 8.1 and later

.NET version

4.5.2 and later

Min RAM

1GB. 4GB recommended

Min Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Phenom II X4

Min Graphics

Direct X 9

Direct X 9.0 and Visual C++ Redistributable Modules are required. If the machine is missing these, Ditto is able to detect that, pull them down and install them on first launch.

Mac screen mirroring requirements

OS version

OS X 10.10 and later

Min RAM

1GB. 4GB recommended

Min Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo Recommended i5 or better

   

Audio Requirements

Mac users who want to include audio must also install Ditto as it contains the necessary audio drivers.

Supported Models

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or later)
  • Macbook (Early 2009 or later)
  • Macbook Air (Late 2008 or later)
  • Macbook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or later)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)

Phone and tablet screen mirroring requirements

iOS Requirements

OS version

iOS 12 or later

   

Supported Devices

Anything able to run iOS 12 or later.

Android Requirements

OS version

Android 5.0 or later

   

Ditto configuration utility requirements

The Ditto configuration utility requires the same minimum requirements as the applications listed above. In addition, the network must support multicast traffic like mDNS and Bonjour to properly search for and discover receivers.

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