[K12OSN] Multicasting video using vlc server/client (WAS: speed question)
ascensiontech at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 11:17:54 UTC 2007
funny that it involves your program.... :)
>So you have one set of speakers connected to one
> client in the class which everyone hears.
No, every client has speakers and the sound from all pretty much sync
up. Sounds like a slight delay effect.
One issue i noticed is that you can't multicast DVD. I could never
get it to work on more than one terminal at a time. i guess you have
to rip it first.
On 4/6/07, Robert Arkiletian <robark at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/5/07, Robert Arkiletian <robark at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 4/5/07, Peter Hartmann <ascensiontech at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > as Terrell suggests you can't
> > > > really have a whole lab all watching fullscreen video/sound
> > > > (headphones) at the same time.
> > >
> > > multicasting with vlc can do it, not locally. you almost have to try
> > > it to belive how well it works. it's freaky, the audio almost syncs up
> > > in a lab of thin clients. you can start it with a custom vlcrc file
> > > that will override local settings to use the video and audio output of
> > > your choice.
> > I'd love to try this! So you have one set of speakers connected to one
> > client in the class which everyone hears. Any tips or details
> > appreciated Peter.
> I found it Peter. It's your "whoohoo!" post from July 27th, 2006. I
> should have looked in the k12ltsp archive first. I also have the same
> thought as Les did. Since the vlc server AND the client are running on
> the same box (k12ltsp) why does the multicast feature of your switch
> help the broadcast since the server still has to shoot X over the
> network? (scratches head)
> > I found this
> > http://tldp.org/REF/VideoLAN-Quickstart/x536.html
> Robert Arkiletian
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