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Hardware Thread, Video on network in Technical; Originally Posted by john Happuage USB2 TV card (elcheapo Insight offer of £35) VCR / DVD Player (external boxes not ...
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    Re: Video on network

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Happuage USB2 TV card (elcheapo Insight offer of £35)
    VCR / DVD Player (external boxes not internal stuff)
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    Resurrecting this topic to get a bit more intel on the hardware setup as I'm a liddle unsure as to what exactly is required for a SCART setup.

    I'm looking to translate a few videos from way back to DVD but would like the option to grab from a video/DVD with a SCART plug so can you give a few tips on what I'd need then.

    Something tells me it's now quite the same USB2 card unit..

    Any help appreciated because the audio video side of things is a bit of an untouched area for me.

    Thanks

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    Re: Video on network

    You want a VCR and a TV Card, input into TV card, record "TV" and away you go, thats it on its most simplest level. You can get a dedicated Capture Card which has more inputs, but I have not seen one that has a scart on it, its normally Composite, S-Video or RF out.

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    Re: Video on network

    Ok to update, this method is still going, but its slow going so ive changed setup, got a decent Core2Duo PC with more ram and loads of storage. I use Ulead Video Studio for editing now, and also record directly to DVD using a DVD Recorder with built in Freeview, it also has a built in VCR so I can copy VHS to DVD so I can "digitise" videos easier and then bin the VCR and then just chuck the DVDs contents on the server very quickly.

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    Re: Video on network

    We’re trialling a system called Click View at the moment, and apart from a networking problem (one machine talks to the server, the one next to it won’t) it looks good. They sell it with a bunch of educational videos (Australian accents will provide a giggle for the kids).

    I’ll report back when it is working properly.

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    Re: Video on network

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C
    We’re trialling a system called Click View at the moment, and apart from a networking problem (one machine talks to the server, the one next to it won’t) it looks good. They sell it with a bunch of educational videos (Australian accents will provide a giggle for the kids).

    I’ll report back when it is working properly.
    We looked at that but decided it would be more cost effective if we created our own media streaming box. We use Windows Media Services as part of Windows 2003 server and created our own front end.

    See below for screen shots.

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    Re: Video on network

    Very swankey front end there Andrew, very nice.

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    Re: Video on network

    How easy is it to customize the front end? Did it take much setting up or was it straight forward?


    Wes

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    Re: Video on network

    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw
    How easy is it to customize the front end? Did it take much setting up or was it straight forward?


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    Its just a standard .php web page and we link the various links, to the MMS location of the file.

    I dont think theres a front end in place as standard, although I could be wrong.

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    Re: Video on network

    Would ruuning videos across a cat5 switched network have a detrimental effect on the rest of the network?
    It's been suggested to me that we copy all our videos to dvd and run them from a central storage on the network but I was a bit uncertain as to wether the network would grind to a halt.

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    Re: Video on network

    Mine seems fine and were using it a lot now.

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    Mahoosive bump!!
    How is this going for anyone (particularly john)? Has anyone heard anything more about the license from BECTA?
    Just had a PSE teacher ask me about the best way to provide a DVD to a few classrooms for the tutor programme and while she was at it is there away to get rid of her doodery old vids. Thinking this will be the best way but unsure about the licensing situation.

    ta

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    Heres what we do: -

    Film (DVD, Video, or TV)
    Linux to rip (TV card), Linux (Samba) to share, Videolan to play on our workstations.

    Audio(mp3)
    Linux to rip, Linux (Samba) to share, coolplayer to play on our workstations.


    Our languages team LOVE having all those old cassettes as mp3's!

    We are currently looking for some mp3 players for our languages dept (so they can lend them out for revision) and for our library to rent out 'talking books' ('uncool' to carry a book around - but great to listen to an mp3 player)

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    Its going well, no change to licencing, iPlayer makes life even easier, just take from there and done. Just hours copying videos to DVD or PC and tidying them up etc, it will take years, I think we need to employ someone on a one year contract just to do that job, work with departments to do there videos etc, a one year contract would do it easily if thats all they did

    For Licencing, if its originally recorded under ERA just burn to DVD and label as required and its done, pre-bought stuff off the shelf check it out, some companies don't bother even replying to requests for conversion or backup of your video to DVD

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    Hello and sorry to bump such an old post

    we are looking into a Video Server to store media for classes. the idea being to remove the old Physical media (dvds and vhs tapes). We are also planning to store TV Recordings on the server.

    has there been any licensing sorted out to cover this yet.

    Ive read a few threads which mention PVS and ERA. but get the impression that storing on a server and then viewing from a client pc isnt covored by either of them.

    Any help or advice would we greatly appriciated.

    Thanks

    Dave

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    Thanks for that Gibbo.

    So the TV Recordings are covered by the ERA (checking with LEA atm) as long as we can put the ERA warning/disclaimer at the beginning.

    Thanks again

    Dave

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