[TriLUG] June Meeting Streaming Experiment
aaron at joyner.ws
Fri Jun 12 22:15:54 EDT 2009
I didn't get a chance to check out ustream.tv, but I generally prefer
to avoid flash where possible. Why not have someone at the meeting
tie into the sound system audio, point a USB web cam at the presenter,
and use vlc to stream the webcam and audio up to an apache box
somewhere, which then reflects the stream to interested parties. This
way we're not dependent on RH's bandwidth to stream directly to all
interested parties, we get as high quality audio/video as we can
manage for the bandwidth, we do it all w/ open source technologies
well suited to the task, and if the codec and containers are chosen
sensibly we can even stream to just about any platform (linux, os x,
even windows so we can convert the unwashed masses). Seems like it
wouldn't even be that hard, overall.
I don't know that we have enough bandwidth at the TriLUG hosted
servers, but I imagine someone on the list has enough spare capacity
to donate a few Mb/s on an evening once a month.
Aaron S. Joyner
On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Tanner Lovelace<clubjuggler at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:16 AM, John Mitchell<john280z at gmail.com> wrote:
>> IMHO, I would like to be able have available to me:
>> 1) Live Audio (in web browser or an even simpler way?). Don't give me VOIP,
>> I don't need/have it, I don't want it.
> Do you have a telephone? What could be simpler than that.
> (And, just ignore the part that says "VoIP" and look for the part
> that says "If you wish to use an old-fashioned telephone"....)
>> 2) The ability to see the Slide the speaker is talking about. This could be
>> as simple as putting it up on a web page (see #3 below). Note, not a Video
>> camera shot of the slide, as we saw last night, lighting levels for video of
>> Speaker wash out slide for persons in room. To do Video of slide would have
>> us switching lights ON/OFF/ON all night long. Is it that hard for the
>> presenter to give us a copy of the presentation?
> This could easily happen if presenters would use Google Docs to
> present, but then you have to get the presenter to agree.
>> 3) Occasional shot of Presenter. This could be as simple as a quick photo
>> swapped out with #2 above. Occasional short segment of live Video.
> Tanner Lovelace
> (fieldless) In fess two roundels in pale, a billet fesswise and an
> increscent, all sable.
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