[thelist] Video Streaming

David Kaufman david at gigawatt.com
Sat Sep 13 01:47:21 CDT 2008

Hi Jess,

> "j s" <jslist at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> At work they want to do 30 minute streaming meetings over the web and
> there are band width issues. I've got a great camera - but need help on
> compressing them - then buffering them over the web. (Especially
> buffering) Any suggestions? Is Windows Media Server any help? I
> understand it comes free with Win 2003 Server.

I'd compress/convert them with the open source ffmpeg (the swiss army knife 
of video):

Sounds like yours is a Windows shop, so here's the Windows port: 

Or here's how to build your own, if you prefer:

But let a professional streaming video server host it for you.  Here are 
two competent and reasonably priced providers:



Streamguys even has a nice calculator to help you figure out exactly how 
*much* you might want to compress it.  Enter the bit rate quality, # of 
minutes and max concurrent viewers you have to support and it gives you the 



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