Streaming is the process of continuously sending data from a server to a client host. Often used in video or audio transmission, live streaming is a time-critical process that makes high demands on the underlying network used to deliver the data.

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Low-latency streaming using ffmpeg

Recently, I'm trying to stream a remote desktop using ffmpeg. The goal is to being able to send what is shown on one of the computer's screen to another computer while being able to choose settings ...
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Record tracks names played on online radio

I often listen to di.fm online radio (url is http://scfire-dtc-aa06.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1035 ) with vlc player. Streaming is a mp3 over http. I want to record all track names that are played on ...
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Why am I unable to choose default settings for media streaming options?

I have a desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. When I click on "Choose default settings..." in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Media streaming options, ...
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If I enlarge a streaming web video, it looks pixellated. When I fullscreen, it looks smooth. How can I force this smoothing filter always?

I want the same smoothing filter to be applied even when I don't fullscreen, at any scale. Windows 7 64bit, nvidia geforce 9500 GT. Firefox browser.
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Stream PowerPoint as video

Are there any tools available to convert PowerPoint presentation into an video file and then broadcast it live in sync with someone changing slides manually? The goal is to broadcast presentation live ...
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How to improve sound quality of music files and maintain interoperability

I'm thinking about spending some time re-ripping my CDs. The last time I did this was a while ago when I was somewhat limited in Hard Drive space. So I encoded all my music at a somewhat thrifty 160kb ...
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Filter file when a column is in whitelist

Suppose I have two files, File A: a,abcdef b,bcdefa c,cdefab a,defabc b,efabcd c,fabcde And File B: a b The output I'm looking for is: a,abcdef b,bcdefa a,defabc b,efabcd So, basically, I ...
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Watch videos from a remote computer on the LAN on ubuntu

I want to watch the videos on a friends computer on the LAN without having to download it. Both of us are running ubuntu. Now one way is to ssh to his computer, cd to the directory where the video is ...
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Convert windows media video stream to mp3 audio?

I'd like to take a windows media video stream and convert it to mp3 audio. Using mencoder I can convert from windows media video to avi but not directly from windows media to mp3. The following is the ...
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How to download a mms stream with G2M4 video?

I have found that Gotomeeting recorded webinars are streamed as MMS streams. It is well known that MMS streams can be downloaded/saved. For instance VLC has a corresponding option in the Open Network ...
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MP4 takes too long to start

I'm converting my video to H.264 / MP4 with ffmpeg. I then move the moov atom to the start of the file with qt-faststart, so I can stream the video. Everything works fine with small videos of 5–10 ...
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How can I open up VLC via command line (http) with the playlist paused by default?

I am using the following command to open up the stream with an audio cd in the playlist: vlc -I http cdda:// When run, it automatically starts playing. I need VLC to open up, populate the playlist, ...
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Software to stream a home webcam

I am visiting my family for a few days and would like to setup a webcam at my apartment to stream video while I am gone. I found this question, but the answer isn't really what I was looking for. I ...
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Sharing speakers between a Mac and PC running Windows 7 on LAN

I would like to be able to share speakers between my roommate's MacBook and my Windows 7 PC. Mostly for streaming music. I've tried VLC player for this, but it's kind of cumbersome because you can't ...
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Is there a way to pipe audio between these two networked computers?

I have an old machine running Windows 98 and a brand new machine running Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit. I would like to pipe the audio from the Win98 box to the Ubuntu box. Basically, I need an audio driver ...
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vlc to stream webcam with no delay

I'm trying to get VLC to show my webcam in realtime: vlc -I dummy v4l2:///dev/video0 does the trick for the most part, except there's almost a second delay between an action (say, me turning my ...
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Windows: good, simple music streaming?

I've been using iTunes to stream music over the LAN, and quite frankly the quality is terrible. On the other hand, its ease of use - having a simple client on either end, and it just 'working' with ...
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Software for sharing a live webcam stream with audio

My friend is getting married in November and has asked me to look into setting a webcam feed with audio for the ceremony. Does anyone have any suggestions of some software they have used which has ...
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Streaming videos from a home Ubuntu server

I have an Ubuntu Server machine, where I store media files (films predominately). How can I stream those files to watch on my mobile device? I'd ideally like a really lightweight solution as I ...
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Stream microphone through PC over

I have a microphone hooked up to a Windows 7 PC. I need to broadcast this microphone live across my local network to Android/iPhone devices connected by wi-fi. I can't seem to find a method to get ...
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Find URL of Flash radio stream

I'm trying to use Firebug to get the stream URL of this site, so I can play it using VLC. Does anyone know how to? Thanks. http://www.magic983.com/listen/
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Peer-to-peer video chat application?

I use Skype to video chat with my parents, but Skype video quality is very poor on my network. However, connecting directly to the other person's webcam works great. I am looking for a P2P video chat ...
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Best method to stream multimedia content from Linux to iPhone/iPod/iPad?

I recently set up a Linux server to play around with an host all my media. What is the best method to allow streaming of that content to an iPhone/iPod/iPad?
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Stream desktop using VLC

I've been looking for a simple Desktop streaming solution via VLC. The only post of concern I could find was http://ifoundthesolution.blogspot.com/2008/02/screencasting-using-vlc.html, which is pretty ...
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Linux: set up media server to stream video via the Internet?

How do I set up a media server in Linux which streams video over the internet? Is it easy to do this? I want a server that will actually encode video in real time to allow it to stream over sometimes ...
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is there a good way to record something streamed using winamp?

If I have streaming audio/video files that are viewed through winamp, how could I save the stream? It can't be viewed in a browser.
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best app to stream movies over the web

I have an old box that I'd like to use as a private sever to stream movies off of. My upload speed is about 0.5/Mb/s, so I need something that compresses well. I'd like to be able to access these ...
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iPod-Touch to play Movies from PC on PS3?

Is it possible to use my iTouch to communicate with my PC and PS3 to play movies? Almost like a glorified remote-control, working over my wireless network?
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Location of streamed temporary file

I watch TV online on a Windows 7 machine in an Opera browser window; the stream runs through the VLC plugin. I notice that the longer I watch without any interruption, the less free space remains on ...
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Stream/record desktop, mic and system output

Im try to stream my desktop, and two audio: system output, and mic. Im using this command, but the audio from my system (hw:0,0) dont hear in output file... avconv \ -f alsa -i pulse \ -f alsa -i ...
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Determining Framerate of H.264 stream

I have encoded a video from Lagarith to H.264 using x264, and I might have inadvertently forgotten to write down it's framerate. The video stream itself isn't in any container (just a h264 file), so ...
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Stream Video from Android to Internet

I have an old Android phone (Droid 1) that I no longer use but, if possible, I'd like to set it up so that it streams a video feed to the internet. Something I can view in a browser. Obviously, it ...
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Stream Screen-Content over Network to DLNA TV

So i got this new TV that is DLNA compliant and can play video files and streams from the network. This works great already with files from a streaming server (Windows Server running Serviio) inside ...
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Upnp browse mediatomb content inside vlc?

Hey guys, I have a nice NAS box up running samba. The problem I'm running into is that my wireless network isn't fast enough to stream the blue ray rips I have, and I don't want to waste space saving ...
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Tunelling video stream through SSH

I have this problem. There is an udp video stream accessible only on the local network, but I need to access it outside of the network. I have Linux machine (multiple actually) with root access. ...
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What contributes to smooth online video streaming?

I had a general question about streaming videos online; in particular, on YouTube. What really is required to smoothly stream videos at 360p or 480p? Then for that HD goodness, what really allows a ...
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Internet Radio Station for University

I am trying to help my University Student Radio station rethink the setup of the way they stream music, but I have some questions regarding the use of Ubuntu to stream music. Currently, the radio ...
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Is there a media player that allows me to group together radio streams which are just mirrors of the same station?

I find it really annoying that for some radio stations, which have two or more servers to cope with the network load, there is not one single entry in amaroks playlist but two or more entries. This ...
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How to stream real-time audio between Macs

What I am wanting to do is create a home radio station that I can have my friends listen to on our speakers throughout the house. I will use Djay to DJ the station and I was wondering how to stream ...
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Streaming audio from microphone to network

I have the following problem: I want to stream the audio I record with one machine to another machine in the same network. It seems that vlc is the best shot at the moment. I was able to stream a ...
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Experiences using VLC for video-on-demand streaming? (VLM)

I'm considering my options for implementing a VOD service. Until recently my choices seemed to be either Wowza or Darwin, but now I discovered VLM, which looks really cool. I am going to stream MPEG4 ...
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Cutting multi-bitrate MP4 files for Helix Server with FFmpeg

We are using Helix Server in order to distribute Video On Demand (with multi-bitrate) Content among our audience. This means that there is one MP4 file that contains multiple video streams and one ...
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using old laptop as connection to wireless tv

Fact A: I recently got an old laptop back from a friend (a lenovo X61, still quite a decent machine) who doesn't need it anymore. Fact B: Some of my friends are boasting about their Apple TV's, ...
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WebDav as MediaServer

I am wondering if makes sense, to use WebDav as a media server, to stream Movies (in the best case), but at least stream my Music. I have a 100MBit Internet connection with about 5MBit Upload, so in ...
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Create streaming server at home like Opera Unite

Opera Unite is discontinued, but it had some nice applications like media server. You could point a folder with movies and other users, who know some password and address could have watched all the ...
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Can I run iTunes as a Windows Service?

I'd like to run iTunes as a Windows service on my home dev server which runs Windows 2008 so that I can stream my collection to my AppleTV over my home network. Currently I have to log in to Windows ...
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Any way to stream Live TV from one PC to another in Windows Media Center?

I have one computer (my TV Server) that has a multi-tuner CableCARD in it, so I can watch/record Live TV in Windows Media Center. The problem is, I can only watch that on one TV. Is there any way I ...
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Stream computer screen to TV via network instead of a USB wireless link

I want to stream my computer screen (not just video or a limited amount of content) to my TV via the network. I know there are wireless devices that use USB to tranfer the screen to the TV. However, ...
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Can a Raid5 array be optimized using defragmenting or other maintenance tools?

I have a Lian Li Ex-50 Raid Array setup to be 4x 2TB WD Black in a Raid5 formatted to HFS+ (journaled). The raid array is a hardware raid running through a Sil3132 chipset (SATA2 via eSata ...
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“Mount” Audio CD with Ubuntu

I want to share music in my local network with UPnP. The program i use on my Ubuntu 10.10 homeserver takes a path to a folder containing the music and i want to insert an audio cd which should be ...