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# 64622 19-Jul-2010 08:25
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Hi all, hope this is in the right place, please move if not :)

My school is currently renovating the school hall and it will not be available for open evening.

The principal has requested a video/audio stream to broadcast to a number of classrooms for him to address the parents.

I implemented Webcam 7 and had some limited sucess with that, but it was laggy and teachers reported the syncing issues.

I have some more ideas getting Webcam 7 to work more efficiently, but I wonder if anyone knows of a program better suited to my needs. I have tried google, but have not spotted anything that looks appropriate.

Fall back plan is a pre recorded DVD.

Thanks in advance for any help :) 

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  # 353235 19-Jul-2010 09:14
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Take a look at VLC, it has built-in streaming capabilities and may suit your needs.  Though I'm not too sure if you can synchronise all the clients if that is requirement.

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  # 353246 19-Jul-2010 09:41
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The clients dont have to be in sync with each other, just the webcam stream and the microphone stream. Need to make it look good for the parents and all :)


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  # 353251 19-Jul-2010 09:55
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VLC should do the trick. I've not used it with a mic/webcam setup before, but I have used it to have display computers/laptops in a retail situation to play the same thing on around 20 units.

Another option, assuming they all have net access, is to setup a ustream feed, or similar.

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  # 353788 20-Jul-2010 10:17
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Well VLC seems to be doing quite well! I never knew it could do all this, plus I can run it on the macs.

Next step is figuring out the best container and distribution method. Using HTTP right now because I do not know a lot about the other ones.

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