Category: VLC

  • Stream your Windows desktop using ffmpeg

    I’ve already covered how to do this with vlc a while back in parts 1¬†followed by part 2. I just found out that something very similar in results can be done with ffmpeg. ffmpeg has recently added support for directshow filters¬†which now allows one to capture the screen and stream and/or save it. Here is […]

  • How to stream live HDV/DV to iphone…..

    In this guide I’ll show you how to stream live HDV/DV video to your iphone using a linux box (Ubuntu 9.10) with firewire input running vlc/ffmpeg and a Imac with OSX 10.6.2 running mediastreamsegmenter and apache2. Start out with the iPhone streaming media overview. Without understanding this document you’ll have a hard time getting things […]

  • Movist…..will it be the next VLC for mac….

    The answer to that is maybe, we’ll see. But all that aside if you’re interested in a minimalistic video player that can handle more codecs than VLC and is generally faster then give Movist a try. The unique thing about the player is that it allows you to switch codec engines between ffmpeg and quicktime […]

  • Transcode and stream DV to mpeg4 via firewire using VLC and Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

    Well kids are you ready for todays lesson in transcoding DV video. So first you need a decent machine. I’m using a P4 2.4Ghz oldie that has Firewire on-board and am chewing up 50% CPU for NTSC encoding. Then you need to get Ubuntu 8.04 installed. Once that’s done use the following command to install […]

  • Stream your Linux/Mac/Windows Desktop as video using VLC (Part II)

    A lot of people seem to be having problems (issues) with the original way I had proposed here using command line. So, I figured I make it real simple and do a graphical tutorial with screen shots to boot :-). In this example we first deal with the server (running windows) at IP address 192.168.1.1, […]

  • Stream your Linux/Windows/Mac Desktop as video using VLC

    A buddy of mine (thanks Mike) showed me this today. There is a input Access module in the newer versions of VLC (0.8.6+) called “screen” which makes this possible. To stream your desktop to another machine (ip address: 192.168.1.2 in this case) just use the following command in Linux (sorry command line only):vlc screen:// :screen-fps=30 […]

  • How to live transcode and stream HDV to MP4 using VLC and Linux

    I’ve been trying to figure out a way to do this on the cheap for a long time and I finally figured it out today. This process allows you to grab HDV from a HDV Camera via firewire, feed it into linux, transcode the 25Mb/s mpeg-ts stream to a 4 Mb/s mpeg4 stream (inside a […]