We are capturing audio (from mixer) and video (from a camera) from a main auditorium and passing it to separate rooms within the building.
We used to have done this via manual audio/video cables and wires (eg. RCA, CoAx, not Ethernet). We wanted to "upgrade" the system and wirelessly broadcast the stream via Wi-Fi.
In our current setup (Wirecast running on A10 on a Wireless-N network), we have the problem of delay. Our streams are delayed from a minute up to five minutes on the clients (laptop/iPad/Android). These kinds of latency problems arise from the box setup, not really whether LAN or WLAN is used.
This had not been a problem from the previous wired connections. Since the wireless network is local, we thought that a delay of less than a second should be achievable.
And so it goes. Anybody there who has any experience for a setup that has both low latency and at the same time user-friendly to clients streaming in the program? Any recommendations would be highly appreciated.
We have already tried VLC to broadcast the live streaming, but there is the problem with latency. On a local computer "stream" without encoding, VLC has about a second of delay already. Add encoding and the local network, then the situation looks more bleak. We would like to achieve at least 1 second of delay.
(Our current setup in on Windows 7, but setup on a dedicated Linux box is preferred, if achievable.)