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    VLC Streaming

    Anyone got any experiance of this?

    I want to stream the world cup tommorow by capturing BBC live and streaming it to everyone else by VLC, but the stream lags behind by nearly 2 minutes, obviously no good if others have got the radio/TV on...

    Also which ways best for multicasting on VLC?

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    I've just been testing mine and am only getting a few seconds delay. I'm capturing from a DVB-T tuner, and streaming using the 'RTP / MPEG Transport Stream' setting on address 239.255.1.1:5004, with no transcoding. Uses about 3Mbps, which isn't the most efficient video stream, but I'd rather that than saturate my Internet connection.

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    We are planning on streaming using Windows Media Encoder which is available free for XP from Microsoft.com There is practically no delay and its very low bandwidth about 1mbps. Can see the our internet slowing to a halt though anyway! Heres to blocking *.*

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    [QUOTE=AngryTechnician;530844I'm capturing from a DVB-T tuner, and streaming using the 'RTP / MPEG Transport Stream' setting on address 239.255.1.1:5004, with no transcoding. [/QUOTE]

    Out of interest what TV tuner are you using? I can't get VLC to work with my Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T 500.

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    Doing the same as Angry Tech, DVB-T card in a PC and then VLC to stream it out. I don't do any transcoding on the server side, but the raw freeview stream isn't much bigger than 4/5mbps. Works pretty well, had the afternoon games and the budget displayed on the staff room screen for the past few days

    Although annoyingly due to the way our network is currently configured, I can only multicast within each vlan and making big changes just for the football is a no no. Not a issue tho as I have at least one display screen or server within each vlan which I can use to rebroadcast the stream from the TV card system.

    I did manage to get up to 150 odd connections via unicast mode direct to the server that is streaming the TV, so it may not be necessary depending on how many clients you'll have watching the game.

    Out of interest what TV tuner are you using? I can't get VLC to work with my Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T 500.
    Using a Hauppauge 1300 in Windows 2003 here. I couldn't get it to pick up any channels in Windows 2008 and I didn't really want to faff about trying to solve it so reimaged it down to 2003 which worked fine.

    I have to say tho, I'm very impressed with VLC. Brilliant piece of software. The only real issue I have with it is that there is no built in autotune for it, so I had to find out the frequency/program information using other software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saundersmatt View Post
    Out of interest what TV tuner are you using? I can't get VLC to work with my Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T 500.
    WinTV Nova-T Stick on Windows 7 x64. No issue whatsoever getting it to work, it's been an absolute trooper.

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    Ended up just sticking with the unicast only mode, was absolutely perfect, save for a few ms lag between each room tho I suspect that was just down to vlc caching on each machine rather than anything else. Was funny hearing the cheering pass through the school like a Mexican wave tho :P

    Internet connection slowed to a crawl during the game, so seems it was worthwhile

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    If anybody fancies playing around with this for future events (who knows, we may even get some British excitement at Wimbledon yet), then I've posted a step-by-step of how I did it on my blog.

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    Just seen that with regards to VLC and streaming AngryTechnician, might let some of the office lot know about it.

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    Is it possible to do the same but with a single iplayer feed?

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    I don't know of a way to capture the iPlayer feed. If you can capture it, VLC can probably stream it, but that first bit is the big hurdle.

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    Does that work for live streams?

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    VLC can stream your desktop, so you could just full screen an iplayer video on a computer and leave it at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    VLC can stream your desktop, so you could just full screen an iplayer video on a computer and leave it at that.
    I don't think you get audio with that - at least I haven't whenever I've tried it.

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    Quick update on this: I eventually got around to trying out DVB streaming on Linux, and have put together a guide for turning an old PC with a few dual-tuner DVB-T cards in it into an IPTV box that streams every channel on Freeview simultaneously.

    How to stream EVERY channel from Freeview onto your network

    I found it an interesting little project, and something useful to do with one of the old machines we would otherwise be disposing of this year.

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