View Full Version : Short test of streaming

Ian Austen
11-28-2003, 12:44 PM
It is 3:45 AST and if anyone is about in the next half hr could you tell me how this test stream looks . or is it even working beyond our own network

Ian Austen
11-28-2003, 12:55 PM
open in ie first then, media player from ie

11-28-2003, 01:11 PM
I watched for about two minutes. It streamed without glitch (I think we have 768k download speed at work).

Sound was good.

Video looked good and was black and white.

If you are wanting anything more technical than that please let us know.

11-28-2003, 01:13 PM
California Dreaming..

Performing Arts... nice

10-4 on the stream, nice picture, no drop ous or rebuffering using the dual xeon. Some stutters and littel rebuffering using the 700mhz net portal.

Ian Austen
11-28-2003, 01:13 PM
thanks j
are you saying the signal is only black & white

11-28-2003, 01:15 PM
Color here Ian.

Are you sreamiong straight from the Toaster out or thru a server of some sort?
What are your specs I guess I'm asking. Ive never been abvle to get a smooth non rebuffered signal straight from my T3 machine.
Smooth as TV here

11-28-2003, 01:18 PM
The video is coming through black and white only -- so if the source is not B+W then the chrominence signal is getting lost somewhere between your source and me.

Ian Austen
11-28-2003, 01:19 PM
Jim we set up a 2003 streaming server, toaster is pushing to server as we will be brodcasting live on wed from toaster for 2 hrs i did not want any extra load on toaster as we expect parents of our graduating students to be veiew from around the world

server is p4 2gh
toaster is dual 2g

11-28-2003, 01:27 PM
Gotcha, thanks.

Bandwidthplace.com shows my speed as 2.5 megabits per second.

The 700mhz machine displays a color slide show. About a pic every 3 secs.
The dual 1.8 xeon shows a solid pic just like TV.

Nothing in between here to test with which is probably where most users fall now a days.

nice job...

11-28-2003, 01:30 PM
Lack of color must be my desktop. I tried some other feeds that would be in color and they weren't so it must be my side.

Ian Austen
11-28-2003, 01:30 PM
ok will take it down for a sec and change some settings

Ian Austen
11-28-2003, 01:46 PM
thanks John and jim for your help. now to get it all to work during a lve ceremony with credits rolling at the end now that will be the test on wed

we will be brodcasting live on wed Dec 3rd at 3pm AST

the link then will be on our university home page


the test link will not be working then

i will leave the streaming running to see what the chances are of toaster crashing, hopefully it will be stable

Jim Capillo
11-28-2003, 02:07 PM
B&W here, too......

11-28-2003, 02:23 PM
Uh-huh -- I thought Mr. Gates might be behind the B+W reception -- I rebooted my W2KPro and now I am getting your stream (and others also) in color.

11-30-2003, 10:23 AM

On2 states this new codec can copress DVD quality video at 780kbs and can run a analog VHS signal at 500kbs with little degridation.

The VP6 Simple Profile encoding plays back HD resolution on a PC and 3/4 HDTV on Equator's 405 MHz BSP. "VP6 beat H.264, Windows Media 9 and Real Networks 9 in PSNR comparisons using the standard set of MPEG-2 test clips.

The codec looks better than Windows Media 9, shows far less motion artifacts than Windows Media 9, and maintains more texture and detail than Real 9 or H.264."(from On2s' Press Release)

You can find samples of video compresed with this codec here*, and you can down load the Personal use license version which can not be used for commercial purposes here**, the codec has no feature restrictions and is compatible with VFW-compliant video processing applications.



12-03-2003, 04:28 PM
Download and read this.

Handy presets too.


12-03-2003, 04:32 PM
Here is the file... hope it doesn't choke this time.

12-03-2003, 04:40 PM
Damd that's a pain in the butt...