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

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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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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 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 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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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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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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Baby monitor with netbook and smartphone [closed]

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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Get webrtc-like latency with ffmpeg?

I've been using this between Chrome and my phone: http://www.webrtc.org/demo And the latency is really good - less than 1 second. I've been trying to replicate that on my computer with no success. ...
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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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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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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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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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Capture RTSP stream from IP Camera and store

I've got a few IP Cameras which output an RTSP (h264 mpeg4) stream. Hitting the URL locally via VLC: rtsp://192.168.0.21:554/mpeg4 I can stream the camera and dump to disk (on my desktop). I'd like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Low-cost video streaming distribution system [closed]

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 make YouTube on Firefox cache the video so it doesn't need to buffer the next time I play it?

Okay just to be clear, I know how to disable YouTube's new DASH playback so that's not what I'm asking for. What I'm trying to do is make videos on YouTube be cached so that if I ever want to watch ...
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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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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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Command encoding h264 baseline profile, level 1, with FFmpeg and libx264

Can anyone suggest a command to encode video to h264 baseline profile (level 1)? Here is a link for reference: http://blog.mediacoderhq.com/h264-profiles-and-levels/ I used this command but FFmpeg ...
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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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Video calibration: why does my laptop show grey instead of green, light blue, and pink?

My laptop has been having this weird behavior with videos, especially if they come from streaming sources. Green objects, such as trees, lawns, and leaves are rendered in grey. Sometimes it happens ...
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How can I record an RTMP stream in real time?

How can I record an RTMP stream (Adobe Flash video and audio) which is currently playing, as-is? I have a very long video which can't be downloaded by any downloader I tested. So I want to scroll it ...
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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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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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How to control the video buffering

I have internet speed with 100 mbps with data usage of 30 GB. Problem: Since my speed is high, video gets streamed completely. But I won't watch the complete video, I just watch few technical tips ...
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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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What port does Netflix device streaming use?

What port does Netflix device streaming use? Is this port also used by the website direct streaming in the Silverlight app? What is the HTTP Content-Type if it uses port 80? Thanks.
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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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Capturing multiple RTSP streams simultaneously in sync

I would like to capture h264 rtsp streams from up to six IP cameras simultaneously and save them to separate files. The cameras are connected to a Gigabit switch which is connected to my pc. The ...
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Looking for a PC video card for multiple video visualization

We have developed a blast furnace tuyere monitoring system using a C# WinForms application that displays up to 45 MJPEG video streams. Thoses streams appears in a mosaic view of thumbnails on a ...
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Live video transcoding with reduced quality

I need to transcode input rtsp stream into HLS output of the certain quality. The input stream might be of 3 different qualities 2000kbs 30fps 1920x1080 500kbs 30fps 1280x720 192kbs 30fps 320x240 ...
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Fixing ffmpeg latency accrued over time

I have ffmpeg/ffserver running in the following setup: 10.1.2.2 captures from video capture cards (16 channels) and streams them to an ffserver as mpeg1video 10.1.1.1/10.1.2.1 (two NICs) hosts the ...
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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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xawtv/streamer webcam snapshots are “wrapped”, but streaming works

If I take a snapshot with my webcam, either through right-clicking in xawtv or through streamer -o snapshot.jpeg, the image is distorted. The simplest way to explain is through an example pictures: ...
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Playing and recording a live stream from another computer webcam using VLC/FFmpeg

I was trying lately to set a video server on one machine and play it in a differen machine, it works with me.. but the problem is that it always stuck and become jammed in the middle .. and it is very ...
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Stream video with FFMPEG, “Output file does not contain any stream”

I would like to stream an H.264 encoded elementary stream wrapped in RTP headers to a port using FFMPEG. I have tried the following command lines to no avail... ffmpeg -i 1080p_1.h264 -f rtp -vcodec ...
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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- ...