Streaming Media / Video Conferencing
Posted on 2006-03-28
I'm struggling to find a start point for a little project I'm working on as video and streaming is not an area I have ever worked in, so I hope someone will be able to point me in the right direction....
I want to create a video broadcast system, one person broadcasting with multiple viewers via webbrowsers and text-chat client. I'd also like the ability to transmit low and broadband versions of the same stream - e.g. full motion video and a lower version (1 image per quarter-second or less).
So I guess my questions are:
1. How to encode a webcam stream?
2. What to format to encode to?
3. How to create the browser reader/client(s)?
Any assistance would be great... I seem to be going around in circles reading about it online!