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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What exactly distinguishes a “streaming” container format for audio/video data?

Some AV container formats (like MPEG-4 part 14 and Matroska) are supposed to be "streaming-ready" or "streaming file formats", while others like AVI are not. What does that actually mean? Does that ...
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Any alternative for ScreenCamera to stream my desktop?

As in the topic. Do you know guys any alternatives to screenCamera so that I can stream my desktop (create a virtual webcam streaming my desktop - in games) ?
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Stream Soundcard to Squeezebox

I'm looking for a way to transmit what's being played by my soundcard directly to my squeezebox. The goal is to be able to having anything music that's being played (whether it's from myspace or ...
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Suggestion for live video stream aggregation/switching/forwarding/management software? [closed]

I'm looking for a software or system that can receive video streams from a number of cameras via a network (RTMP or similar protocol), present a visual overview of all video streams and allow me to ...
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Getting a Quicktime Movie to Stream Instead of Download

In the past, I've placed Quicktime movies on Amazon S3, and when a user loads the file's in Firefox (on OS X), the movie starts playing immediately, doing that pseudo streaming quicktime thing where ...
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Enabling media streaming from a removable drive using Windows Media Player

I have Windows Media Player set up to stream video to several devices in my apartment. I had recently run out of space so I purchased an external drive to store my videos/music etc. I can add the ...
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Video Lag when streaming HD Video to XBox360 via PS3 Media Server [closed]

I've been using PS3 Media Server to stream video to my XBox 360 for a while now, because I don't like the whole Windows Media Center Extender thing (I also think I tried it at one point and it won't ...
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Use a PC as a Miracast receiver? [closed]

I have an Android phone capable of Miracast streaming and also Wi-Fi Direct, and a Wi-Fi capable laptop, currently running Windows 8.1 Pro and regularly reaching download speeds of 15 MB/s over ...
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How to play .qtch files?

So I have qtch files that apparently were created with QT 7+ because they can't be played (with QT 7+ or VLC) just by renaming their extension (as fileinfo.com says). Any solution out there ?
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Error encoding with ffmpeg

I kept having trouble encode videos. I can encode the video to mpg but the size is 10+x bigger (no joke). So i thought i'd do something simple. Strip the sound, copy the video ffmpeg -i 5.flv ...
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Upgraded RAM Leading to Memory(?) Issues In Windows 7

I was super excited to upgrade my computer from 4GB to 8GB, so much so, I made a pretty amateur mistake: I swapped out the memory while my computer was asleep, and not shut down. Now, I'm not sure ...
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Application to Stream any Audio to UPnP Device (XBox 360)

Is there any sort of application that will just take whatever audio happens to be playing on a PC and stream it to a UPnP Client? For example, you could just run the app, and then play music from ...
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Tools to automate recording streaming radio

Are there any tools that can automate recording online streaming radio? I've been using Total Recorder which has the following useful features: Handy scheduler Supports creating recording templates, ...
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Live Video on website, conferencing

A friend of mine, an author, wants to do on-line book readings. We have a very simple setup and would like to stream live Video through her web site. Her client PC runs on Windows XP, has a standard ...
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Looking for a Linux stream ripper that can be scheduled

I have an MP3 stream I want to schedule a recording of. I can do it using wget to a file, its just a straight mp3 stream. However I'd like to use a command line stream ripper that will do a better ...
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How can I access my home media from the internet?

At home all my media (audio, video, photos, etc...) are on an external drive. This external drive is plugged into a router (which happens to have a USB slot) and is exposed to my home network via ...
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How can I get the URL of the bare audio stream played by a browser?

I have some internet radio stations which I can listen to inside a browser; but to play them in media players like VLC I need the URL of the actual audio stream. How can I get my browser (chrome or ...
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How to download Apple Keynotes?

I've tried the usual suspects like WellGet, NetXfer, wget with some referrer forgery and so on, but I never succeeded. So the problem is, I want to download the keynotes from Apple, like the current ...
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Streaming flash video does not work on my Mac OS X

Flash videos do not work properly on my Mac. On this Vimeo video, for example, it shows only the beginning frame, and audio stutters like crazy, playing audio for a quarter second or so, then silence, ...
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Start Recording an Audio Stream at a specific time for a specific duration from command line

There is a radio station I listen to which plays some remixed dance music songs at a specific time each day however I am not always able to tune in everyday at those times to listen, however I quite ...
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Is 802.11g fast enough to stream DVD and Blu-ray ISOs?

I'm thinking about changing my home media setup so that I stream my video ISOs from a remote PC to my HTPC. However, I'm worried that 802.11g will be too slow to stream high quality video data, ...
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Is it possible to stream windows applications to Linux via VNC?

Is it possible to stream windows applications to Linux via VNC? Need only some apps not a whole desktop.
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How to create a file that tells VLC to start recording a stream?

A PLS file can tell VLC and other players to start playing an online radio. VLC is also capable of recording an audio stream to a file. Currently I tell VLC to do this manually and it requires many ...
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What's the minimum speed internet connection required to stream online video

I know it depends on the bitrate of the video, but in general if I want to watch youtube, hulu or netflix without constant interruptions is 1.5 Mbps good enough? is 3.0 Mbps good enough?
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Technologies for Streaming Audio Over a Wifi Network?

What technologies (hardware/software) are available for streaming audio in realtime (with some latency, of course) over a Wifi network? Although I'm using mostly Macs, I would like something that any ...
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Why can't my router handle heavy traffic from even just one computer?

Whenever I do anything much more demanding then web browsing over my internet connection (via a router), the latency goes from around 20ms to over a thousand. This makes streaming video and gaming a ...
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Video Streaming recommendations

We plan on setting up about 10 webinars and I'd like to ask for recommendations on how to set it up. I'm thinking LiveStream with about 2-3 cameras. Here's the question - would it be better to have 3 ...
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ffmpeg: combine two mono live audio stream to single stereo stream

I have two live audio streams, they both are MONO streams. Now I want these two streams to merge in one stream and output to single new stream. I am merging two input streams with following command: ...
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Is it possible to have network-attached monitors?

I'm a recently graduated EE trying to learn IT infrastructure stuff that wasn't even glancingly taught during undergrad, so apologies in advance if this question is silly. I'm concepting ideas for a ...
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CentOS as media server

I have a headless CentOS 6.4 box with no GUI installed, and a WinXP netbook without a DVD drive. How can I stream a DVD from the CentOS box over the network to watch it on the netbook? (I imagine ...
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Multicast streaming without IGMP

If server is streaming to multicast address (for example 224.1.1.1:1234) and a client is receiving data from the same address: in this case, is IGMP protocol used automatically? Is it possible to use ...
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Record Java Streaming Video

Is there a way to record streaming video in Java? Perhaps a way without using a recorder that just records everything on screen? An example might be something like a Saba Centra presentation, a ...
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webcam streaming on mobile phone

I'm stuck on a project I have I need to find a way to stream my home webcam onto my mobile phone, in this case on a Blackberry bold 9700, also I have an I pod touch 2.0. the problem I keep coming ...
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How can I download Flash videos from videolecture.com with a Mac?

I would like to download this video: http://videolectures.net/mlss07_rasmussen_bigp/. But I cannot do it. How can I do it? Of course the platform is Mac OS X.
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Using MythTV to Stream Satellite Signal to multiple users

I'm planning on setting up a small media center to achieve the following: I have multiple users who want to watch satellite channels I want them to be able to change the channel remotely I'm ...
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Starting an internet radio station

I've got a bunch of songs (in mp3 format) I'd like to have friends and relatives in the US listen to, but rather than just sending it to them through xdcc/rapidshare/AIM/Yahoo file transfer/etc, I'm ...
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Is there a way to share a webradio on a network?

At my work we try to limit the incoming bandwith from streaming webradio's. Therefore we want to stream a couple and then distribute/share them over our internal network. Any suggestions on how to ...
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Record IP Camera w/o motion detection or transcoding?

I have a Hikvision IP camera (DS-2CD2332-I: 3MP, IR, h.264 stream) mounted on the front of my house, and I'd like to record its stream, so that it can be later watched - for example, if there is a ...
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Long range wireless H.264 video streaming

I am streaming H.264 through Wi-Fi. The distance is quite long for the Wi-Fi and it causes tons of packet loss. The resulting video is nearly useless due to the packet loss. I have tried to reduce ...
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How do bit-torrent streaming clients enforce chunk ordering?

I am curious as to how some bit-torrent clients can receive chunks in order, like streaming clients do. I've always known BT clients to receive data chunks randomly and sequencing not to be ...
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Streaming Games from PC to TV

Currently my PC (Running Windows 7) is in my bedroom, while my TV is in my living room. I was wondering if there was a way to play my Steam games on my TV? Some of the more obvious solutions are one ...
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How to make VLC server that can communicate with clients

I have VLC 2.0.8 in and I have recently discovered that I can stream movies by using it. So my plan is: - at home I have a computer with a list of 3 movies (for example). - when I am traveling, I ...
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How do I calculate maximum video size to be streamed smoothly on a limited bandwidth

I mean, I'm gonna put up a video on my website, but the target audience will probably have slow internet connections (500kbps to 2mbps). So my video editor allows me to tweak the video's quality in ...
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Mirroring laptop screen to TV wirelessly

I have a HP DV6 laptop and a SAMSUNG UE46F6505 smart TV. How can I connect/mirror my laptop to the TV wirelessly without an HDMI cable? Both the laptop and TV are connected the wireless router. I ...
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Stream multiple displays using one VLC instance

Trying to figure out a way to start an instance of VLC from the command line to stream 3 displays on a Win7 box. We can start an instance of each one individually, and connect to each (though not at ...
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Why do these videos not work with Firefox anymore?

This is a pretty simple question, and I'm sorry for the little (or no) details I can provide regarding this question, but I'm curious and have no idea how to answer this question of mine. If it ...
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How to install SSL for Darwin Streaming Server on OS X Mountain Lion?

I downloaded Darwin Streaming Server and while I'm installing I want to enable SSL, but this requires that I have a valid streaming server SSL certificate installed. How can I install an SSL ...
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FFMPEG: Stream a file with original playing rate

I want to stream a file to the network using ffmpeg in it's original frame rate; so I can play the generated UDP stream using some receiver client such as VLC. I used this command: ffmpeg -i ...
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Download and Convert live stream video

I want to download live streaming video from some websites and it seems Internet Download Manager can handle the job. However, the video I want is just a small part of the live stream and the the ...
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I want to serve media across my LAN via HTTP with a nice interface

I've got a huge digital video library and a ton of devices I use to watch content. I want to be able to stream content from my library to my devices, and generally the easiest mechanism I've found is ...