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Old 07-19-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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webcam rebroadcast


I have a high bandwidth linux server and a lower bandwidth windows computer. I want to have the windows computer send my webcam stream to the linux server, then have the linux server redistribute the stream with it's higher available speed to any users connected to it (via http, or whatever will work).

I don't even know what to start to google to try to find this...
 
Old 07-20-2010, 01:19 PM   #2
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There might be an easier way, but you could use vlc to stream the webcam to a local port on the windows box, and then use vlc on the linux server to grab the stream from the windows box and stream it to a port on the linux server.

It *might* be possible to just do it with one instance vlc, but I'm not really sure of that.

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Old 07-20-2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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what program would I use on the linux box would I use to view and stream it? vlc?
 
Old 07-20-2010, 05:07 PM   #4
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Yes, in the scenario I described above you would use vlc on both the window machine with the webcam (streaming to a port on the windows machine, say 8080) and on the linux machine you would also use vlc to pull from http://windowsmachine:8080/ and stream to it's own port 8080 (or some other port).

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