[Icecast] VGA Capture
adam at xs4all.nl
Thu Mar 16 15:48:58 PST 2006
i am a bit confused to what you want...do you mean you want a scan converter?
you can plug a vga out of the laptops to the scan converter, take another vga from the scan converter to a projector, and a svhs or composite out from the scan
converter to the encoding machine
you can buy them for about 200 USD or less
or do i misunderstand your question?
..on Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 03:44:44PM -0600, Carl Karsten wrote:
> Hey lists,
> This is somewhat OT, but just a little.
> I want to capture live (5 fps?) 1024x768 VGA and make mpeg or something I
> can stream over the net.
> The application is this: Developer meetings and conferences. "all"
> speakers bring their laptops and hook up to the 1024x768 projector. I want
> to broadcast that over the net. (I may point a web cam at the presenter
> too and have that as a 2nd feed.) I do not want to load anything on their
> laptop. I 'know' it is easy, cheaper, and better in some ways, and it may
> even happen in some instances, but for the most part, I never want to even
> ask a speaker to do it. There just isn't enough time to to make sure it
> works, etc. A hardware based solution is much more ... good.
> The plan is to have a laptop or small PC sitting under the projector that
> somehow gets the same VGA as the projector. Some projectors have a VGA
> out, not sure how standard that is. I can deal with an external device
> that uses USB or Ethernet, or a pci/pcmica card in the box that will do the
> I found this: https://ssl.epiphan.com/order/order.php?pid=1 - that will do
> what I need, but $400 is a bit much (I need about 5 or 10 for conferences
> that have multiple sessions going at the same time.) I am kinda doing this
> on my own - the first step is to get one for the local user group meeting I
> attend. If that works out, then I may get some more and loan/rent them
> out. Thus the desire to find a cheaper solution.
> I found things relating to KVM over IP, can't figure out if these will
> allow me to capture/stream.
> http://www.zantech.com.au/peppercon/eric-express/ $100
> aten CN-6000
> http://okvm.sourceforge.net/kvmoverip.html - pretty sure that requires a
> pci card in the box generating the video (so no good.)
> Thanks for taking the time to read this - any pointers welcome.
> Carl K
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