Continuously sending video data to devices such as other computers, mobile phones or TV sets.

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Why is VNC on Windows so slow?

In a test, I could stream a full HD movie across our network from my friend's computer, no problem. It's as fast as I could want. But VNC is painfully slow. We've tried Real VNC and Tight VNC, I've ...
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Can I make a video not downloadable? [closed]

I'm a user who has Internet Download Manager and I haven't met any video content that couldn't be downloaded by IDM. Now I would place some videos on my website and make them not downloadable, or at ...
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How can I download stream videos with rtmp protocol? From Harvard Extension, more specifically

I've been having trouble downloading video lectures from Harvard Extension School. I was hoping I could take CS171, but I found myself having to spend awful lot of time waiting for endless buffering. ...
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How to stop downloading of a streaming video

This is a problem I have in my mind for a long time and now I want to ask Super Users. I often watch streaming videos on various video sharing sites and Facebook. I click on the "Play" button on the ...
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Baby monitor with netbook and smartphone

We're shopping for a baby monitor, but it seems like a waste to pay $150 for something when we already have both cameras/microphones (netbook with built-in webcam is the most mobile one) and remote ...
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How much bandwith is required to stream 1080p?

I am wondering how much bandwith is required to stream a 1080p movie from for example Youtube. I am aware that there may be things such as compression that come in play here, but can anyone provide a ...
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Creating MP4 videos ready for HTTP streaming

How can I convert some.flv or some.avi or some.wmv with FFmpeg to be sure that this video will be playable and seekable in JW Player?
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How do streaming videos download works?

I use Firefox and the Video DownloadHelper plugin to download videos from YouTube, etc. How do these plugins and sites automatically obtain download links for these videos?
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How to stream the PC desktop to a phone with VLC?

I got this famous handy VLC player. I want to stream my PC screen over RTSP to my phone. Here are the details: My PC is connected to a DSL router via ethernet LAN cable, which has a built-in WiFi ...
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DTS to AC3 conversion for LG TV using mediatomb DLNA server

I want to convert a MKV video file containing DTS audio to a stream with AC3 audio. I want to pass this resulting stream to mediatomb's transcoding feature. Mediatomb will transfer the stream via DLNA ...
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Is it possible to stream Windows desktop apps to a DLNA TV?

Is there any way (hardware or software) to stream the actual Windows desktop to a DLNA TV? I know you can stream certain media files (and this is working fine) but I would need to stream normal ...
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Live streaming with html5 - plus how does Youtube do it?

So I have a Wii U now and tested Youtube Live streaming... and it worked flawlessly. Wow, I thought, I have to find out what kind of codec, container format, protocol, etc is used, but I kinda failed ...
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How do I play an RTMP stream in VLC?

I'm trying to get this stream playing on VLC. Here are the SWF flash variables: ...
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Two FFMPEG commands simultaneoulsy

I want to multicast two videos to two different ports of a multicast address. I am able to send one video to one port at a time. But I want a command where both the videos are sent to the ports at the ...
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Low-cost video streaming distribution system

I work at an animal shelter. We want to mount one or more network "kitty cams" or "puppy cams", so that visitors to our website can view live video streaming of our animals. Our upstream bandwidth ...
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How do I watch or stream movies over WiFi without constant stuttering?

I've got a bunch of movies on my desktop. Each one is around 700MB long, so for an average movie this is around 128 kb/s. My WiFi is capable of transferring the movies at an average speed of 1 MB/s, ...
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How to turn images into a video slideshow with sound

I have a 65min long MP3 file and 14 different images (a slideshow). How do combine these into a video file that is less than 500MB? Is there any free/opensource/trial software for Windows 7 that can ...
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647 views

Processing YouTube video in ffmpeg

I'm using ffmpeg for taking screenshots from video. Is it possible to take screenshots from YouTube video without downloading video to hard drive?
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Why can video streaming sites not leverage my 100 MBit LAN-speed?

I am a bit confused about what is slowing down my network and I hope it is correct to ask here and not at "webapps.sx.com", because my issue is not only one with YouTube, but basically many video ...
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How can I read a video file that is being created?

I have a very old video capture device (Dazzle DVC USB) hooked up to Windows7, and it works with the program that it came with just fine to create a MPEG2 file in a directory. However, I want to ...
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Ubuntu screen as “webcam”

I want to enable my screen as a video capture drive, so I can share (stream) my desktop screen instead my webcam. I'm using Mint 12 (based on Ubuntu).
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Unblocked streaming port?

Every year we hold a music concert in a hotel ballroom. My setup is the camera input going into a transcoding computer that is then relayed to my streaming server off location, which is then served ...
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VLC (Server) re-stream Security Camera Feed

I purchased a Swann Home Security DVR system and was hoping for some help on how to duplicate the streaming video on my server. In order to get their web view (streaming video in the browser) to ...
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How can I stream video directly from torrent file?

Is there some way to do live stream video directly from torrent ? Are there linux tools like torrent cleint which can do this? I need to do something like uTorrent Video Stream
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Stream video from a computer to a tablet

I would like to watch presentations and college videos I have on my computer, from my tablet. There are almost a hundred of GB in videos, so I would like to watch them in streaming from my computer. ...
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Not start movie by default on YouTube?

I like to go to YouTube and open a few(1-10) movies in tabs and after it has loaded I watch it(I have to manually pause every movie after I open it). Is there some way to make YouTube pause it by ...
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Using VLC as RTSP server

I'm trying to figure out how to use the server capabilities of VLC. More specifically, how to export an SDP file when RTP streaming. In chapter 4 in the section related to RTP Streaming examples for ...
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How can I determine the minimum theoretical internet speed needed for smooth streaming in each Youtube video quality?

How can I determine the minimum constant internet bandwidth that is theoretically needed for smooth streaming in each video quality levels for Youtube: 480p, 720p and 1080p?
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Recommended Xbox 360 Video Format?

What is the recommended or native video format for the Xbox 360? I have a Plex DLNA server setup and I dont want it to have to convert on the fly. So what is the recommended Xbox 360 video playback ...
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Playing random short clips from a collection of movies

I'm hosting a party, and I want to play random sequences from a collection of movies in the background. I don't want to sit and edit together five hours of footage by hand though. Ideally I would: ...
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FFmpeg streaming: problems with device name

I'm trying to stream web camera and microphone in Windows using FFmpeg. First, I get my devices names (to specify -i parameter in streaming command) using a command like this: ffmpeg -list_devices ...
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Stream the computer audio output (possible video screen too) to a physical device

I'm looking for a solution (software and hardware) that allows me to stream the computer audio and possibly the video too to a device which I can connect to my stereo or TV. I'm not interested in ...
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Running a small IPTV station

I'm looking to run an iptv station for my dorm. I know I can serve multicast so that's not a problem. The station will serve out podcasts and other cc licensed content. The target endpoint is xbmc- ...
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Why does Flash only support a single, contiguous buffer? [closed]

Why is it that the video player on Youtube, and any other site that uses Flash for that sake, clears the entire, current buffer if you seek a point in the stream that hasn't been buffered yet? It's ...
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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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2answers
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What's the difference between the graphics capabilities in Sandy Bridge and an accelerated graphics card? [closed]

I've been reading that the big news with Sandy Bridge processors is that they can process video much faster. Does this mean that we no longer need accelerated graphics cards that can do this? Are we ...
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2answers
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Play video from SAMBA share on Android--Any shared volum from Linux or Winodows

I use Ubuntu12.10 with Gnomeshell Installed latest version of samba share, configured to share my Video folder ,access restricted via login(uid n password needed) SMB share accessed via Solid ...
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How can I make my video streaming faster?

I wonder how could I insert a high-quality video in my webpage providing fast downloading for my users. I have a video which is around 80 MB large. It's two minutes long. I have it in M4V, OGG and ...
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Multiple Image Sequences thumbnailed on one image plane. (FFMPEG)

I am asking this question, as i couldn't find anything similar to my problem. I would like to read different image sequence streams and put it "thumbnailed" to a new image stream. From the example ...
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How to record this kind of video stream?

I don't know what this kind of streaming is called, its not classic protocols I've encountered. I want to record few shows (debates) on Govt news channel: http://webcast.gov.in. Its a free news ...
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1answer
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What are the minimum specs required for a PC to stream HD movie files?

I want to stream hi-def (non flash-based) movies from my future minimum spec PC to my network-ready HDTV. What I want to know is: When streaming from a computer (local wifi network), is the ...
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2answers
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Windows app that can stream video over local net with remote browsing

What I want: An app that runs on a windows 7 computer that can stream movies to the other computers in the house. I want to be able to browse the movies on my "server" from the other computers and ...
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1answer
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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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How to get URL of a file in an HTTP GET request?

There's a web server that I access regularly by making an HTTP GET request like so: http://www.example.com/index.php?file=12&hd=0 It returns an OK response with a content type of video/x-flv and ...
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Streaming videos from 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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1answer
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FFMPEG command to stream video to a Multicast address

I need to stream a video to a Multicast address. I heard using FFMPEG we can stream the content. I used the following command to stream to the multicast address ffmpeg.exe -i input -vcodec copy ...
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1answer
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How can I use FFmpeg to add a ticker/varying text to live video?

I am able to add text to a video on my hard disk, before I braodcast it...by using the command. ffmpeg -y -i IMG_0696.MOV -acodec libmp3lame -vcodec msmpeg4 \ -b:a 192k -b:v 1000k -ar 44100 \ -vf ...
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Where is the local cached version of a streamed video?

I had opened a video website and watched a streamed video which has been completely buffered. I want to get a copy of the video, which I know is located somewhere in my hard-disk because it's ...
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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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Live video streaming over UDP?

What options are currently available for live streaming of video over UDP? Current solution uses libx264 and wowza media server, to serve up an rtmp stream. Unfortunately it's communicating over ...