[LINK] Stream Test - Forum on high speed bandwidth in Australia

George Bray georgebray at gmail.com
Wed May 6 16:26:51 AEST 2009

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Stilgherrian <stil at stilgherrian.com> wrote:
> George, someone on Twitter thought that having to install software was
> a usability FAIL, which triggered this thought...

We're not requiring any software to be installed, we just require that
the client can play RTSP/H.264 in their browser.  It looks like there
are many combinations where this doesn't work outta the box.

> If you're using Wirecast, then the video presents as a Quicktime
> source within your OS X streaming server. This means you can the use a
> host like Ustream http://ustream.tv or Mogulus http://mogulus.com to
> stream it out using their embeddable Flash players with integrated
> chat (which in the case of Ustream is IRC under the hood). Indeed, the
> latest version of Wirecast will connect directly to Ustream, IIRC.

Yes, the latest wirecast can stream flash directly.  That's an option
for another experiment though.  I decided to stick to what I know
works given the short time for it to be ready.

> Since both Windows and Macs come with Flash pre-installed in the
> default browser, this removes that issue -- and also adds a recordable
> discussion channel, because you can use any IRC client to log the chat.

Yeah, but how many of them will have the latest version with the
ability to do the streaming.

> One potential downside is that on the "free" services there's
> advertising, which may not suit ANU's or Senator Lundy's needs to
> appear independent. Still... experiments n'all.

I think there's a FOSS flash streamer now, an open implementation of
Adobe's RTMP.  Lots of unknowns there.

George Bray, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

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