streaming guru needed

Kevin Downey redchin at
Wed May 9 16:53:11 UTC 2007

On 5/8/07, Julian Elischer <julian at> wrote:
> So, to continue on the topic of my last email,
> I'll be webcasting from BSDCan and teh FreeBSD devsummit that is with it.
> however I'll be using my Mac because I've used it before
> and I don't have time to experiment.. (Hey it's BSD ok?)
> I'm currently (and often) broadcasting
> a test stream at rtsp://
> I do have several questions.
> 1/ what is the best protocol/codec/etc.
>    I'm currently using mpeg-4 audio and video .. is that ok?
>     also for ease of coping with firewalls I'm using RTP over RTSP
>     (I think that's right) on port 80 though others might work....?
> 2/ does anyone know how to get mplayer to show this stuff?
> 3/ people have had success using VLC. does anyone have an
>    definative description of how to set it up to work?
> 4/ has anyone recently figured out how to stream from BSD?
>    I've heard rumours of VLC being able to do it but I'm
>    not an expert in all this.
> I wish there was a good reference on this..
vlc can do it. The main difficulty I have run into is getting video
from whatever capture card to vlc.

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