Solved

How do I make a live webcast on location using mobile broadband in the UK?

Posted on 2008-06-23
5
484 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I would like to be able to create a live webcast in the UK on location, without access to a LAN /  Wireless network.

The first instance is for a football game.

Current hardware:  Dual Core Laptop / Vista and Canon XM2 camera - I also have a LaCie external hard drive which has media server capability.  LaCie is connected to web via a wireless broadband connection.

I was thinking of using  the XM2 firewire connection to the laptop, either Flash or Windows Media Encoder and Vodafone mobile broadband (av speed in my area 1.8Mbps with service up to 3.6Mbps) to stream to the LaCie acting as a media server with either Flash / Windows Media Server software for views to connect to and view footage.

The other option I believe I have would be to stream to a 3rd party media server.

Will this work, what will the cost implication be from a mobile broadband perspective and what else do I need to know??

ANy idea how to do this smarter and cheaper?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Elfmonkey
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
molerner earned 500 total points
ID: 21851495
Important note--check the upload capability of the mobile broadband, because service in many countries offer great download speeds but TERRIBLE upload speeds. Use a website such as www.speedtest.net to test upload speed.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Elfmonkey
ID: 21897494
thanks for the tip - any furtherpointers?
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Deepeh
ID: 22718693
You will most certainly need to use a third party service, like shoutcast. Do you intend to broadcast video as well? I'm a little confused. You will most certainly be able to stream audio over 3g using Winamp + shoutcast however. Can you describe in a bit more detail as to what you will be broadcasting.

It's worth keeping in mind that 3G internet access can often be very expensive too!
0
 

Author Comment

by:Elfmonkey
ID: 22720146
My apologies - yes - it is video and audio.
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Sony Vaio - w7pro - ¡Keyboard Issue! 29 97
Can't ping our static IP from some locations 4 72
Are my USB ports 3.0 6 55
Home network with two AP's dropping WiFi connectivity 12 66
Hi All Just a quick one for everybody. I was recently looking into setting the default User Account Picture for all my vista clients within the network but on closer inspection the group policy setting only allows you to set the default pictur…
The main issue when installing Vista and XP in dual boot is when you have to reinstall any of the two when something fails, let's say a hard disk failure, a lost partition, virus, etc. What commonly happens is that you lose all your hard work config…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

792 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question