Live video streaming on FreeBSD?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Tue Oct 23 09:00:47 PDT 2007

On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 11:01:02AM +0200, Andreas Widerøe Andersen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking for a way to stream live video on FreeBSD (streamingserver and
> encoder or either).
> I have previously used Windows Media Server and Encoder quite a lot, but I
> try to run as much as possible on FreeBSD. My question would be, is there a
> streaming server and possibly an encoder available for FreeBSD that will
> stream live video that is compatible with most mediaplayers (for Windows,
> Mac and Linux desktops)?

/usr/ports/multimedia/mencoder can encode/recode videos to many
different formats, including wmv9 and H.264.

/usr/ports/multimedia/vlc contains a streaming server, IIRC.

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