advice on webcasting..
gcorcoran at rcn.com
Fri Apr 27 06:01:07 UTC 2007
Julian Elischer wrote:
> Ok so I'm gearing up for webcasting the devsummit at BSDCan.
> Does anyone have a suggestion as to what standard I should be
> broadcasting in order to make it easiest for people to receive
> using BSD?
> I have had people using VLC and mplayer in the past but I don't know
> what settings to advise people to use or compile in.
> Quicktime broadcaster allows the following possibilities:
> * Animation
> * Apple BMP
> * Apple Pixlet (Mac OS X v10.3 only)
> * Apple Video
> * Cinepak
> * Component video
> * DV and DVC Pro NTSC
> * DV PAL
> * DVC Pro PAL
> * Graphics
> * H.261
> * H.263
> * H.264
> * JPEG 2000 (Mac OS X)
> * Motion JPEG A
> * Motion JPEG B
> * MPEG-4
> * Photo JPEG
> * Planar RGB
> * PNG
> * Sorenson Video 2
> * Sorenson Video 3
> * TGA
> * TIFF
> * Video
> though I don't know what they all are.
> I've haad suggess with mpeg-4 and H264 I think.
My best guesses would be H.263 or MPEG-4 might be the most universally receivable,
including those of us forced to use Windows (XP) for our multimedia machines.
But I'm really not sure exactly what Windows Media Player and Quicktime for Windows
support out-of-the-box. Also please try to choose a common audio format (MP3 ?).
I remember one of your broadcasts (thanks BTW) where I could see the video, but
couldn't decode the audio...
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