[bsdcan-volunteers] A/V Setup - so who has more h/w?
afields at afields.ca
Wed May 10 05:37:06 PDT 2006
Status: OK, so I have a laptop now (thanks willy) and have installed
some software, haven't had a chance to do tests. I might work on
this for second day of dev summit if requested. Otherwise, I'll
assume we're working toward first day of presentations. If no
videocast, then I'll do as last year: proceedings a/v online.
On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 09:16:55AM -0400, Allan Fields wrote:
> We still need:
> 1) 1-2 more cameras Potentially 3 if we have/need
> 2) 1 good A/V box Avail FreeBSD machine to borrow,
> pref. lots of fast disks/ram, or I
> can install on a mid-range Athlon
> I have around..)
> 3) 1 Laptop w/ fw and good CPU/RAM
> Would be more luggable for webcast
> 4) 1-3 WinTV (or like) video capture cards
> Just in case FW capture isn't
> working: anyone with easy to support
> video capture (eg. brooktree chipset)
> Email/phone and I'll get it to BSDCan/setup.
> As mentioned, video streaming for FreeBSD dev-summit would be nice.
> How's the pipe out of SITE/network looking like, Dan?
> I could do this if we have necessary h/w.. Spend a day testing/setup
> before hand. Luckily todays the 9th, so there's still time.
> * http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffmpeg/
> * http://www.livecamserver.com/ (FreeBSD-based live video streaming)
> * http://www.oav.net/mirrors/video-streaming-servers.html
> Let me see if my Athlon box is avail, I have a multiport firewire
> card which seems to recognize fine. Haven't tested capture on it.
> Wondering if PCI bus is fast enough. I don't know bandwidth
> requirements per stream. Multiple streams possible?
> Same goes for OCLUG if I can help, perhaps sync up w/ Andrew on
> Thankx.. -afields
> ----- From last year (2005): Some thought to encoding options.. -----
> > Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 00:48:46 -0400
> > From: Allan Fields <bsd at afields.ca>
> > To: Isaac Levy <isaac at diversaform.com>
> > Cc: ocuug at listserv.storm.ca, video at bsdcan.org, chrisc at daemonsnews.org
> > Subject: Cross-platform Video Streaming using mp4 (Re: bsdcan video problem)
> > On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 03:22:07PM -0400, Isaac Levy wrote:
> > > Hello Alan,
> > >
> > > I was just now starting to try downloading some talks, (and I'm a bit
> > > embarrassed even to say I was trying to download my own talk on Jailing
> > > right off the bat :)
> > That's fine, it's an opportunity to see it from the other side.. I did the
> > same for my first presentation on Perl Shells at YAPC::Canada.
> > I also have clips ironically enough on MPEG animation at the NRC using
> > Linux/Apache/Perl/ImageMagick which I can put online.
> > http://afields.ca/yapc.ca/
> > > Anyhow, I downloaded the mp4 file, but after trying twice now, it seems
> > > the file may be corrupted or something- I can't natively watch the file
> > > using the usual means on my mac.
> > True, I have similar problems on my Mac. Seems the streaming versions
> > use something QuickTime doesn't like.
> > I was able to get them to play in Windows Media Player after installing
> > DivX Codec, but it doesn't properly stream from my server. Many
> > of the hits to the server are from NT/XP machines, which I assume I
> > would have heard if it was broken.
> > I didn't really follow any guidelines creating these.. I just used
> > a simple single pass command line from .dv to .mp4 enabling compression
> > of audio and video tracks at once.
> > A linuxjournal.com article (http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6720)
> > recommends using a multipass approach and mp4creator which would clean
> > up the mp4 files and make them actually streamable.
> > I'll try to fix them up and reupload. I might take down the hiqual
> > versions. I also need to edit the Bob Beck clip which goes past
> > the end of his presentation. ( http://afields.ca/bsdcan/2005/ )
> > > Is there something I'm missing? Should I load up any X11 video
> > > software on a FreeBSD box in the house to view it?
> > The video was prepared with ffmpeg under FreeBSD and works with
> > mmplayer (X11) in ports.
> > > --
> > > Thanks for posting all of this!
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > .ike
> > >
> > --
> > Allan Fields
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