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bwheeler
08-18-2005, 07:41 AM
How do you set up VT[4]/VT[4.5] to stream over the internet?

billmi
08-18-2005, 08:01 AM
From the VT[4] menu, under Production Desk, select VT-Stream. Select the options you want in the VT-Stream window (bitrate, video sharpness, audio/video etc.) then click "Start Stream" button.

The VT-Stream window will show the address that you'll need to give someone to tune into your stream.

If you're going to stream to more than a few people, you'll want to lease a streaming server, go through the same steps as above, but give out the address of the streaming server, and give the streaming server the address shown in the VT-Stream window. The server will be your one viewer, and the rest of the people will tune into the server which is mirroring your program.

bwheeler
08-18-2005, 09:42 AM
From the VT[4] menu, under Production Desk, select VT-Stream. Select the options you want in the VT-Stream window (bitrate, video sharpness, audio/video etc.) then click "Start Stream" button.

The VT-Stream window will show the address that you'll need to give someone to tune into your stream.

If you're going to stream to more than a few people, you'll want to lease a streaming server, go through the same steps as above, but give out the address of the streaming server, and give the streaming server the address shown in the VT-Stream window. The server will be your one viewer, and the rest of the people will tune into the server which is mirroring your program.


We can stream inside the network. We want to put the stream on the internet and we cannot get stream to go to a http://, only mms://.

fboulene
08-21-2005, 12:20 AM
I have the same question.
It goes out only on the ethernet, not to a http.
Thank you

billmi
08-22-2005, 08:10 AM
Http and mms are not types of networks, they are methods of transferring data.

Http (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is for transmitting text that has links and text formatting information, such as .txt files or .html (HyperText Markup Language - AKA web pages) documents. Mms stands for Microsoft Media Server. It is how Windows Media files (both audio and video are streamed live.)

You can also serve the video from an http server, but that is not a method of streaming it live. To do that, you can check the "write to disk" box in VT-Stream, and the data will be written to a WMV file on your hard drive that you can upload to an http server via ftp (File Transfer Protocol.) Similarly, you could bypass VT-Stream and render your program to WMV format and upload it to an http server.

If you want to have a web page where a person can click on a link, and be directed to your live streaming media, build the web page, and include a link Like this:


<a href="mms://your.VT.address:80" alt="Streaming Media">Click Here</a> to watch the streaming video.


Of course your.VT.address would be replaced by the Internet routable address of your VT system, and 80 would be whatever port number you use (80 is the default.)

That will end up looking like this on the web page:


Click Here (http://www.pigtv.net/windowsmedia/05blanding_high.wvx) to watch the streaming video.


For this example I linked to an http served pre-recorded file, but a link to an mms served live stream works the same way in html.

For any live streaming, the computer with your VT must be routable from outside of your LAN (local area network) if you want users outside of your LAN to be able to watch the stream.

If VT-stream is showing you a network address for your machine, and a remote streaming media server, or remote client who isn't on your LAN can't access the VT with that address, you'll need to contact whoever administrates your LAN.

They will have to set up a method for outside users to address your VT directly - typically this will consist of setting up a port number on the IP address of the networks gateway that will always route to port 80 on your VT. Mms://gateway.address:80 would send data packets to the gateway, the gateway would then put the packets on your LAN, but change their address to mms://your.vt.address:80, so they got to the right place. That translation has to be set up in the gateway.

tvoge
08-22-2005, 08:48 AM
Thanks Bill. You answered a question I had (and hadn't yet posted), on whether there is a way to capture a stream for later playback (rather than streaming and doing a capture at the same time).

I'm getting ready to start streaming our services and this will help out a lot.


Thanks again.

Todd
Trinity Radio and Video Services Inc. :dance:

3DBob
08-22-2005, 09:15 AM
Very useful thread answering a number of questions - My remaining one is where (I am in the UK) can one get a streaming service supplier and how much should it typically cost for varying user numbers?

Thanks

3DBob

fboulene
08-23-2005, 12:09 AM
Thanks a lot for your answers.

billmi
08-23-2005, 04:23 AM
You're welcome.

As for UK streaming mirror providers, that's not one I can field.

lgg
09-29-2005, 06:53 AM
Hi 3dbob

Did you get fixed up with streaming?

Try www.superchannel.org, very cheap, only Real format at the mo, but will eventually support h264.

any more info mail me [email protected]

3DBob
09-29-2005, 08:11 AM
Thanks for that, When it supports VT I will be very interested.

3DBob