On Monday 25 May 2009 15:41:04 Jos Chrispijn wrote: > I have some short movies (a la YouTube) that I would like to show as > video streams. Presenting them by download is messing up my bandwidth > (...). Can someone tell me if there is a simple solution installing such a > stream service/server into FreeBDS 7.2?
Generally you can't reduce bandwidth unless you use multicast, which will (obviously) only work for live streams. The easiest solution is to imitate youtube: encode your movies to flash video (ffmpeg can do that), then use a flash movie player on your website to stream. This basically streams the movie over HTTP. Some (non-flash) players (like VLC) can also stream over HTTP. The hard way is to install DarwinStreamingServer, encode your movies to a format you want (it should fit in an mpeg4 container), add hinting tracks (using MP4Box) and let your users play the movies through mplayer/vlc or an embedded movie object on your website. You can even stream to most handsets this way. This method uses RTSP/RTP over UDP to deliver the content. Using modern codecs which deliver a high compression ratio w/ good quality (for example H264 video and AAC audio) will go a long way in reducing bandwidth. -- Pieter de Goeje _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"