[K12OSN] Streaming video

Dan Young dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us
Mon Jan 26 21:34:25 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:45 AM, Brian Chivers
<brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk> wrote:
> Gavin Spurgeon wrote:
>>> I've looked @ VLC and have it sort of working but the embedding into a
>>> page is causing problems. I don't really want them to have to download the
>>> whole program before it starts as happens if you just embed the file into a
>>> webpage.
>> You might want to look @ something like http://flowplayer.org/
>> It is basically the same type of technology used by YouTube and the
>> like..
>> Lets you have the Files on your www server and then just uses flash to
>> stream them to the client...
> That was my line of thought but I couldn't get the files to convert very
> well to flash video that will run full screen on a 42" TFT .  If anyone has
> managed this with ffmpeg I'd be VERY please to hear about it :-)

I did this for the Inauguration:

I streamed to the JW FLV Player applet, though I probably would have
used FlowPlayer had I known about it. Worked great; VLC transcoded a
live over-the-air broadcast to FLV1/mp3 and served up 100 streams
without breaking a sweat.

Dan Young <dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services

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