streaming guru needed

Julian Elischer julian at
Wed May 9 20:22:31 UTC 2007

Julian Elischer wrote:
> 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)

looking at the sessions coming in I see about 50% succeeding and 50% failing..
if you succeeed, post what you are using.. thanks.. 
(I know quicktime works fine)

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