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Automatic conversion/encode video for Video On Demand streaming

I need an automatic solution to convert video clips for html5 (mp4/x264, webm/vp8) and flash (mp4/x264) video-on-demand streaming. For a site like Youtube, just much smaller. The input files are ...
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Best H.264 settings for low bit-rate streaming video

I'm looking to stream some video from Flash Media Live Encoder with a video bitrate of around 150 Kbit/sec and audio of 50 Kbit/sec. The video will contain quite a lot of movement which I want to try ...
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How to get closed captions to appear on a live stream

I want to be able to stream live TV but also include the closed captions. My workflow is to use a Blackmagic Designs Decklink card (video source is SDI) and use VLC to capture and transcode the ...
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How can I stream to a single channel, from multiple geographical locations?

We are looking at broadcasting a live 'roundtable discussion' between 4 or 5 people. We are after either a service which would allow us to stream from all of these 4 people into a single channel. Note ...
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Is there an existing video format that records per-frame metadata?

I wish to stream a video with dynamic metadata. I know I could just steam the video and metadata separately, but ideally I'd like them to be bound permanently. Is there an existing protocol / ...
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Does youtube store different video files for different bit rate?

First of all, is the technique called "resampling" ? Does youtube make live resampling for every user ? Isn't it too cpu costly ? So far what i know about codecs is that it has to go through many ...
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Creating text graphics from a data feed

Does anyone know how to create text/graphics from a data feed? I'm streaming live events and need to take a text data, (mainly CSV files) containing names, clubs, points and position data and ...
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Record on laptop from streaming camera via RCA cable

I have a video camera that only 'streams' the images and has no way of recording them. Currently I'm plugging the RCA into a TV and then recording from that, but I need to be mobile and so need to ...
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Getting Started with Webcasting and Video conferencing

Our church is trying to move into the 21st century. We have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $20,000 ($10,000 would be more likely to succeed) for equipment purchases. We need to be ...
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How to do video streaming with a canon EOS M?

What software is needed to do video capture from a Canon EOS M? How can I use the Canon EOS M as a Webcam? Thank you,
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How can I determine the publishing point for streaming an HTTP stream to Adobe Media Server 5?

I would like to stream a HTTP stream from VLC direct to Adobe Media Server 5, however I am unsure of the URL I should stream to. How can I determine the URL of the publishing point?
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Combine video and audio TS segments coming from HLS stream

Apple HLS streams MPEG-2 TS files containing video and audio data in packetized elementary stream format. These segments (.ts files) can be joined in order to build final video. Recent version of HLS ...
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Live Streaming and Recording Simultaneously

I will explain my situation first. I am getting married in two months and have many family members that are in bad health. They want to make the wedding, but just cant. We had the idea of streaming ...
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What solution do you use to bring a udp, rtmp, … stream back into the hd-sdi format

As a small independent TV Station we cooperate with festivals and congresses which want to broadcast their content live. Most of the times these partners send me a webstream. Currently we have a ...
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What's the best way to record a skype conversation?

I need to record a skype conversation and upload it to youtube (it's a live conference and the other party asked for it). Can I record a skype conversation? What would be the best way in terms of ...
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How to configure crtmpserver for live streaming?

This is what I would like to do. A Linux laptop has a webcam connected to it and captures video and audio in real time The laptop sends the live video and audio stream to another Linux server which ...
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RG6 vs RG59 HD-SDI cables for live stream

It seems there are lots of discussions on the web, none recently though, on RG6 vs RG59 and the distances that they can carry signal. For situations when quality matters, such as live streaming (as ...
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Ad Free Video Streaming to Web

I'm currently working with a charity that broadcasts our event to the web. The event is about a week long (24 hrs per day), and gets in excess of 2000 viewers at times during the stream. I am ...
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How to do a video live stream through a VPS?

I've been looking at a million resources and I can't find a definitive answer to this. I'm looking to do a small scale (max 50 viewers possibly), low quality live video stream, with nothing but my ...
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WMV vs MP4 Streaming & Download

I work for a company that outputs videos in many formats. We currently stream movies in FLV format, offer downloads in a WMV and MP4 format. However in the interest of saving server space and ...
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Video Analysis Tool - Open Source Software Recommendation

This is blurring the lines between programming and vid production (question not allowed on Stack Overflow or Programmers) I am throwing this out there as I know there may not be a suitable solution, ...
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Endless video chat?

Looking to create a video conferencing experience between 2 offices. Want to make it like a window where people can just walk up to the camera/screen/mic and see who is there. Is there a cheap way to ...
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FFMpeg and HLS, videos need to load in their entirety before they start playing

I am using ffmpeg to generate a segmented list of files in order to stream them to an iOS app. The list of files is generated fine but when it comes time to play them, the video needs to be downloaded ...
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How to demux MPTS to SPS

I have a live multi-program MPEG-TS stream [MPTS] over IP, I'd like to select just one program from the stream, and output a single-program MPEG-TS stream containing just that program. is there any ...
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Livestreaming Youtube

I have a Vlog on Youtube that I would like to stream live via LiveStream, but the quality looks like complete garbage. It's blocks and just all around not what it looks like in the browser. Does ...
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Is there a buffer caching application that preloads streaming video?

I'm trying to find out if there's already a application in existence or a way to preload (cache/ buffer) couple minutes ahead of live streaming media e.g. live stream onine TV, rtmp protocol etc.. in ...
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Live streaming with Twitter and RSS information

In two weeks we have a live event for 7 days. Last year we bought wirecast but it looks like it has just a few features. They now integrated Twitter, but it's just weird how it's all made. We have a ...
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Wavy screen and lines showing now and again in live streaming cam

I have setup a trial live streaming cam in my chicken coop to test this little camera. I am seeing some waves and lines in the feed now and again. Does anyone know why this happens and what the fix ...
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Record and stream what's on my screen

I'm trying to make a videogame review video, with the help of a friend. I'd rather have each of us in different places, so that I can record our audio independently. But then I have a bigger problem : ...
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What can I use to build a live video recording, streaming, marking application / platform?

I'd like to set up a platform such that I can record 2-4 video inputs into storage while also uploading it into a streaming cloud so that it can be viewed in near-live / real-time. Further, I'd like ...
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Practical algorithms for rate adaptation

I am interested about reading material on rate adaptation, by which I mean the process of adapting the bandwidth/rate allocated for a streaming application, ranging from services such as YouTube, to ...
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Streaming with a Sony NX5

I recently obtained a Sony NX5, now aside from the fact that its pretty much a great camera in every way (afaik); it doesn't have a IEEE 1394 port. I assume this is probably related to the AVCHD ...
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Live streaming to a disk

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question (pretty technical), but I thought I'd start here. I'm interested in building a website that will have a streaming-video feature. It's not ...
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Put branding over tv signal

Im trying to figure out the most clean way to put custom content (being text or picture for branding) over standard tv signal for a business that want to show their logos and such in the tv´s they ...
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How to display static image if the input stream ends using ffmpeg?

I am receiving a stream over the network with the following ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -i rtmp://server:port/input.stream -f flv rtmp://server2:port/output.stream When the input stream stalls, I want ...
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How do I set up an RTMP stream server and URL endpoint?

I've got a Haivision Barracuda, which can stream RTMP to a URL (secured by username/password) set in its interface, but have very little experience of streaming video. What software do I need (Windows ...
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Is firewire better than USB for live webcasting - Video

I am building a 2 camera, 4 mic webcasting setup. Using firewire to connect the 2 cameras to a laptop is more involved as it requires 2 analog to digital converts and 2 firewire ports, whereas most ...
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What's the minimum software for reliably live-streaming a conference?

With a DSLR's HDMI-out feeding into a Mac, what's the minimum necessary software to do a live web broadcast from a conference? UStream is $99/month and up. YouTube has a live streaming service, but ...
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RED streaming interface

I need to get a live video stream from a RED camera into a proprietary app running under OSX (though I can switch to Windows if necessary). I'm unable to find any information about getting a live ...
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Is there a buffering difference between increasing and decreasing stream quality?

When you change from low quality to high quality on a stream, is buffering time (or anything else) slower than changing from high to low? If so, is there a difference in doing this on a live stream ...
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what is preventing me from streaming video correctly with nginx?

i am running nginx v.1.9.3 here to serve my website and also video files for streaming. i am seeing that the mp4 files are always served with a code of 200 and that partial content requests are ...
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How get a better quality of streaming?

i want to know how to improvee the performance of video streaming (in the client side), like raise the cache of the browser or use a vpn (to hide the video traffic so the isp don't do traffic ...
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How to link an audio mp3 file created on soundcloud to your Youtube account

i want create a sound file on soundcloud and bring it to my youtube account. How do i achieve this?
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How to *stream* audio over multiple scenes in Flash?

I must use "stream" because the video must sync with audio. Suggestions I found on Google: 1) Use Event mode. I am aware the "Event" mode will play over multiple scenes, but it does not force audio ...
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Recommend a good online video host?

I have been using Vimeo for a good long while to host our corporate videos. I like the service, and it is certainly affordable, but I am quickly outgrowing it. I now have almost 200 videos warehoused ...
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Hardware solution for live video conversion

To briefly summarize: I am looking for a video conversion box that will accept any resolution/refresh rate/color space and split out a properly converted feed. I utilize a hardware H.264 ...
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Native SDI-output vs HDMI-SDI adapter for live stream

I currently run live streams of amateur sporting events, mainly inside. Currently I am using several Panasonic HS-900ks connected to a PC desktop via RCA cables and several Easycap DC60+s (USB 2.0). ...
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Looking for real time video streaming/editing software for commercial snips

As the title says i am looking for a video editing/playing software for commercial snips, etc. I should be able to: Add video files to a "queue" Play this "queue" in a loop Reorder video files ...
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Advantage of HLS/HDS over direct bytestream

I've been becoming familiar with a lot of streaming protocols in the past few years, but now that I ask myself, I don't know what are the advantages of protocols such as HLS or HDS which chunk the ...
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Live streaming an event

I want to live stream an event on YouTube with my DSLR. Will I need a HDMI capture card? If yes can you please list a few inexpensive ones. Also, please mention if there are any other ways for me to ...