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Old July 23rd, 2008, 05:32 AM   #1
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DIY Streaming for 1 viewer

I have a client who wants to stream an event from one location to another.

There won't be any other viewers other than this one site, so I don't think I need a dedicated streaming server and HUGE bandwidth.

I'd like it to work from my camera's firewire feed, but basically, I guess i'm looking for webcam software, with a bit more resiliance and configurability.

Any suggestions?

thanks!
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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Windows Streaming Server is free and as long as there are no firewalls blocking you. You can setup and stream to the other computer with just a laptop and a firewire connection. Need to have a decent connection as well for uploading.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...r/default.mspx
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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That sounds great, although I looked at the link you gave to windows media encoder, and I think I got a bit confused - windows streaming server seems to be a component of windows server, which is certainly not free! :-)

Am I looking in the wrong place?

Thanks for your help!
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 11:14 AM   #4
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If you have access to a Mac, QuickTime Broadcaster lets you stream live, and it was free last time I tried it. I've also done quick-and-dirty streams with iChat for users who aren't good at setting things up on their end, but that's really for one user and not a crowd at one location.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 11:20 AM   #5
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Windows Media Encoder has a built in server. So if you get it you can just do a broadcast from the laptop or if you had a server push it to there.
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