Audio/Video Webcasting

Jim O'Halloran jim at worldwebms.com
Thu Jan 4 01:04:55 CST 2007



Chris Foote wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Jan 2007, Jim O'Halloran wrote:
>
>> Got an interesting problem, and I'm wondering if anyone has any tips 
>> on software which might meet my needs.  I have someone who wants to 
>> do a live/streaming style "webcast".  They'd like to broadcast both 
>> audio and video, which as far as I can tell rules shoutcast/icecast out.
>>
>> Ideally I'd like to be able to do:
>>
>> Performer ---->  Server ----> Viewers
>>
>> The performer's PC will probably run Windows (although if a suitable 
>> Linux only solution was available, that might change).  The server is 
>> a Linux box in a datacenter, with loads of bandwidth available to 
>> support all of the clients.  The viewers could be running any OS, 
>> including Windows/Mac.  There could be quite a number of viewers, 
>> which probably rules out most of the IM style things (although I'm 
>> happy to stand corrected on that).  Minimal setup on the viewer side 
>> would be best, browser based would be ideal).
>>
>> Can anyone suggest client and server software which could support this?
>
> Hi Jim.
>
> I did some research last year into options outside of Windows Media
> Server 9 (big bucks!).  You could use Apple's free[1] Darwin Streaming
> Server to stream MPEG-4 media using RTP:
>
>     http://developer.apple.com/opensource/server/streaming/
>
Thanks for that, looks like exactly the sort of thing I'm after.

Jim.


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