advice on webcasting..

eculp at eculp at
Fri Apr 27 22:09:09 UTC 2007

Quoting Julian Elischer <julian at>:

> 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.
> for VLC you apparently need:
> Preferences -> check Advanced, go to  
> Input/Codecs->Demuxers->RTP/RTSP and check "Use RTP over RTSP (TCP)"
> No idea what you need in mplayer.
> Hopefully we can get precise instructions for people to watch the  
> devsummits and BSDCan before it actually happens.

vlc worked for me out of the box in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico.



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