streaming guru needed

Julian Elischer julian at
Wed May 9 19:58:33 UTC 2007

Stefan Ehmann wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 May 2007 02:45:13 Julian Elischer wrote:
>> Julian Elischer 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?
>>    I have been told to use:
>>     Preferences -> check Advanced, go to Input/Codecs->Demuxers->RTP/RTSP
>> and check "Use RTP over RTSP (TCP)"
> For mplayer "-rtsp-stream-over-tcp" seems to be the equivalent (It works for 
> me at least).
> Also, the LIVEMEDIA option needs to be enabled when building mplayer (which is 
> off by default from what I've checked).

Ahh that may be the trick.

I'm broadcasting all of today from my office and home (but not when I'm commuting :-)
so let me know if you see anything.. (URL above)

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