[Icecast] live mpeg4 input

Olav Kvittem olav at kvittem.no
Mon May 24 05:26:13 PDT 2010


Mike Murrell wrote:
> I streamed Mpeg4 via QuickTime for several years using the encoder and
> Helios server.  Worked great with a QT player so it can be done but I don't
> know of a way to do it for free.
>   
I presume that separate players is to cumbersome for many users.

Is it possible to use find something  that can encode in real time(flv?) 
to a streaming server(icecast?)
and be presented on most platforms like win, mac, linux as Flash do, 
paid or not paid ?

I have and impression that html5 with ogg is not implemented widely in 
browsers yet.
I noticed that there is a nice java applet(Cortado) that can do ogg,
but I presume java is harder to install and thus less available than Flash.

Olav
> Mike
>
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>
> You can't, actually; the mp4 format has no provision for live
> streaming.  It has to provide complete framing for a file up-front
> before video data delivery begins.
>
> You'll have to use VP6 or some other solution such as HTML5 with Ogg
> video.  Soon, WebM will also be able to do this.
>
> Monty
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