Simultaneously Capture and Stream video across LAN

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by korey99, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. korey99

    korey99 Guest

    Hey all-

    I just got my first laptop, so naturally I'm trying to explore
    different uses for it. What I thought I might like to try is to stream
    live TV over my wireless or wired LAN.

    I'm willing to accept low resolution to reduce bandwidth, and I'm
    also not concerned with changing channels from the laptop. I don't
    really care what format the video is in, and I don't plan on saving any
    of it. I just want to start up an application on the desktop, turn the
    cable box to whatever I feel like watching, and go watch that stream on
    the laptop. I've got a desktop PC with an analog capture card, and I
    planned on just using the composite signal out of my digital cable box.
    I've done a fair amount of analog and firewire video capture and
    editing, so my main concern is the software.

    Two leads I have are Windows Media Encoder and VideoLAN. Does anyone
    have any experience with these, or any suggestions for other setups to
    mess around with?

    korey99, Aug 11, 2005
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    Jimmy Guest

    I once tried NetMeeting just to see what it looked like. Sending TV or VCR
    video worked but I have TV card so...

    Jimmy, Aug 12, 2005
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  3. Hey all-

    In case anyone else plans to try this, I just thought I'd let you know
    that I tried out Windows Media Encoder, and it works great. As a matter
    of fact, I'm watching it right now! When you first launch, it gives you
    a wizard, and one of the choices there is exactly what I needed to do.
    Now, I had to fool around with video drivers a bit (I have a bt878 chip,
    which apparently has problems with WME), but it didn't take too long to
    get it working fine. I used the 768kbps setting and it streams great
    from my PIII-866 over my wireless G network.

    Korey Atterberry, Aug 14, 2005
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    Jimmy Guest

    Works just like the Dr.ordered. It captures and broadcasts at the same
    Jimmy, Aug 14, 2005
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