How can I Webcast a live football game (audio AND video) inexpensively?
Posted on 2007-09-28
I am looking for a webcasting solution for a live, video webast of a football game. I'm a hybrid or sorts; a coach who is fairly tech savvy. Software developer, really; not too much in the hardware arena. I found an answer relating to webcasting, but I don't think it would fit my situation. So here's (hopefully) the whole scenario.
We have a website on a webhost that isn't able to stream live audio and/or video. Cost is a substantial consideration. We want to do this on the cheap, but quality enough to have a fairly clear webcast. We would be broadcasting from football stadiums using one camera (professional, local Access Channel quality) and a laptop (2GB RAM, 100GB hard drive minimum, 99% certain XP Pro) with a broadband card since few staduims have broadband capability; or broadband capability that they won't let us use. Maybe a small camera (e.g. Logitech) for in-booth cutaways. Vanity, really; but such is volunteer work. The locations would be in the Pacific Northwest: Washington, Idaho and Oregon.
The bottom line is what type of hardware (and configuration) and Internet connectivity would we need? Do we need to start our own ISP, or find a host that can take our stream and set it up for maybe 100 folks (to begin with) to "tune in?"
I'm probably not clear enough, or I might not be asking the right questions. But is there a simple (humor intended) solution for a beginner?
(A.K.A. Coach Randy)