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Streaming and such

Contributed by jose on from the video-for-daemon dept.

Dr Dirk Pilat asks: "Hi everyone!

I am currently planning a fortnightly 30 min long talkshow (on medical matters, but that's beside the point) which I would like to be available for the general audience via realtime streaming. I am anticipating a rather sparse audience, so no high bandwith demands. I would like to achieve this via ADSL, a low-spec i386/PPC machine and OpenBSD. Editing and preparation of the audio will be done on OS X. Any ideas on the necessary hardware specs / OpenBSD compatible software?

Thanks for your help." I didn't think the Darwin Streaming Server was ever imported , but this is just one option . Has anything gotten any better since last October?

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Icecast is in the tree, and that should work.

  2. By tom () on

    ffserver from the ffmpeg-package should do the job
    nicely; see

    afair there is a port in the tree..

  3. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Maybe hire someone to do this if you or your organization can afford it. Software may be free but people's time is not.

  4. By tom () on

    just discovered gini:

    GINI is a free streaming media server for UNIX like operating systems.
    It's aim is to provide a free streaming solution for the current audio and video formats.

    GINI is known to work under the following operating systems / environments:

    * GNU/Linux
    * GNU/HURD
    * OpenBSD
    * FreeBSD
    * NetBSD
    * Solaris
    * MacOS X
    * AIX
    * Cygwin

    GINI supports the following audio/video formats:

    * MP3 audio
    * Ogg Vorbis audio
    * RIFF AVI (including DivX 3-4-5) video
    * Microsoft ASF/ASX/WMV/WMA audio and video
    * Apple QuickTime video*
    * RealNetworks RealMedia audio and video*

    * partially supported, playback is buggy

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      At first I thought your asterisked statement at the bottom applied to everything on the list. It's been a long morning.

  5. By lange_jan () on

    ...which is written with Linux in mind, but should work just as well under OpenBSD.

  6. By sickness () on

    Real Helix Media Server 9 Basic is an intersting solution, it can stream audio and video from a file or live, in the windows media, real media, quick time protocols!
    The Basic version is free and runs under Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, I tested the firts 3 platforms and it performs well.
    Unfortunately under linux emulation or freebsd emulation in freebsd 3.1 it not works :(
    I will retry with openbsd 3.3 >:)
    (realnetworks is about to release more and more code on, otherwise I had not posted this ;)

  7. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Just to address something you might not have thought about, if you are going to try to do this on an ADSL link you might want to think about using the ALT-Q ACK prioritization techniques mentioned here:

    Albeit, you're probably not going to be doing any downloading while the streams are going, but it couldn't hurt.

  8. By Anonymous Coward () on
    'high' bandwidth only

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