advice on webcasting..

Julian Elischer julian at
Fri Apr 27 17:17:28 UTC 2007

Gary Corcoran wrote:
> Julian Elischer wrote:
>> Gary Corcoran wrote:
>>> Julian Elischer wrote:
>>>> 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...
>> I have a session running now at:
>> rtsp://
>> try that..
>> I'll have it up at regular intervals until the devsummit
>> to allow testing.
>> not  a lot of action but a video and audio track (low light)
>> and low bandwidth (often < 100 kbits/sec).
>> (picture of my study with no motion going on)
>> It should be mpeg4-video and mpeg-4 audio with mpeg4 packetisation.
> I tried it with the Quicktime (Windows) player - Works For Me! (TM)
> It took a good number of seconds for it to lock in ("switching transports"
> it said), and the audio is reported as AAC, but I get picture and sound...
> I presume the low light level is responsible for the washed-out pastel-pink
> picture...  :-)


now to see if we can get someone who knows mplayer and friends to see if they can 
read it.. I have  no idea if one can make realplayer or teh MS player receive it..

> Gary

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