Posts Tagged ‘VLC’

Technology is awesome!

Posted by (twitter: @DarkCisum)
Sunday, April 19th, 2015 6:50 am

While doing other stuff in the morning I’ve spent some time at noon to setup my webcam, so that you can actually see me in the live stream. I think it adds a lot more personality to a stream and makes the boring wall of code often a bit more interesting. While using the built-in webcam of my notebook was very easy when I actually streamed from my notebook, it’s a whole other story when we talk about streaming from my new and shiny desktop PC while still using my notebook’s webcam.

Luckily technology is awesome and can help us out here – though I’ve to say that it’s a shame that there aren’t a lot more free solutions to certain things. Like a lot of the protocols are open and anyone could potentially implement them and there often are quite a few applications that can work kind of with it, but regarding usability, most application that are really simple and great cost money.

Anyways lets get back to the awesomeness. First I tried the video streaming that is built into VLC and it kind of worked, but it had odd glitches and hit the limits of my notebooks CPU. So I thought why not stream the webcam feed with Open Broadcaster Software, and so I did. However since OBS only supports the RTMP protocol, I had to setup an RTMP server on my desktop. Luckily Google is still a thing and I found the MonaServer in no time.

So here’s the final streaming setup:

webcam-stream

Just come and see for yourself:

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