[Imc-uk-video] [imc-uk-tech] SESSION PROPOSAL :: live video streaming
smithx at lineone.net
Tue Nov 7 04:35:27 PST 2006
I've been experimenting with a miniature cycle helmet video camera, with
sound, operating a legal pocket 2.4Ghz transmitter which has a potential
range of 100m. Currently I am sending to a VHS recorder on my bicycle but
this could equally be to a link to a remote hotspot, presumably using an
illegal transmiter ;)
Regarding the backpack idea, what sort of method would be used to communicate
directly in the open to radio.indymedia.org? Again it seems a reasonably
powerful transmitter would be needed.
I wonder where the nearest hotspot to Parliament/Trafalgar Square is? Another
thought, could streaming video be sent via a cell phone?
>If anyone is interested, I can do a session on live video streaming
>during the network meeting. I have built a graphical interface
>application that makes it relatively easy compared to setting up the
>stream using the (scary) command line.
>What you end up with is a computer capable of live video streaming in
>Ogg Theora format, which can be opened using VLC. Quality is very
>good. The live stream is fairly low-bandwidth so it works on a wireless
>connection. The stream is sent from wherever you are to the
>radio.indymedia.org server which has good capabilities to rebroadcast
>the stream to the rest of the world.
>If anyone is interested in this stuff, please say let me know. If you
>want to bring a laptop (needs to run Linux) then bring it along and we
>can set it up during the session.
>In theory this makes it possible to build streaming mobile laptop units
>that we can use to cover events in realtime, but we will need people to
>get involved and figure out the mechanics of this before it'll be a
Tiscali Broadband from 14.99 with free setup!
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