I run a streaming media server (http://nlpcglive.hopto.org
) for my church. The server is controlled by one client PC in the sound booth via several batch files (start stream, stop stream, record on demad, etc.) in order to remove the need for direct login access to the server.
Anyway this is going to change how they are going to be able to control the streams but I'm planning to switch to either Microsoft Expressions Encoder and IIS Smooth Streaming or VLC so that I can live stream and VOD HTML5. Vlc was going to be my 1st choice but I'm surprised to discover the lack of documentation/support on the web covering my scenario.
Presently I use an HD capture card to feed Xsplit which feeds Flash Media Live Encoder via the virtual camera feature. FMLE streams to FMS 4.5 through Apache 2.2 using RTMP which is pushed to the client through the default.aspx and OSM via IIS. The problem is that you have to be on a PC to view it so we want to be available to IOS and others using HTML5. Additionally, I get many complaints about the scrolling behavior of the playlist.
Overall its time for a change.
As a test I would like to be able to shut down FMLE and FMS and use one of the other products I mentioned above using a direct RTMP (for now) live stream (not embedding into a webpage).
I just cant get my head around how to make this happen. I tried sending the stream to Apache from VLC using 1935 (the port FMS listens on) and 8134 (the port Apache listens on) without success.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Andy