live streaming video server suggestions?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Thuleman, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Thuleman

    Thuleman [H]ardness Supreme

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    Does anyone have experience with live streaming video servers? What I would like to do is that a live broadcast that originates from Quicktime Broadcaster, pipe it through a video encoder and format agnostic server, and offer it up to clients.

    Wowza Media Server (@wowzamedia.com) seems to do that but the $65/month they want for it is a bit steep for the 2-3 hours per month that I need this to work. I do need a version that more than 10 clients can connect to.

    Generally speaking paying for a server product isn't the issue if it's a one-off price, the subscription based approach isn't going to work though.

    Any suggestions will be highly appreciated, I can host on Windows or LInux, MacOS Server isn't an option.
     
  2. valve1138

    valve1138 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Is this a commercial thing for a business?

    There's places like Ustream and Qik that can do it for nothing.
     
  3. Thuleman

    Thuleman [H]ardness Supreme

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    Higher education, will check out the two you mentioned, that would perhaps be the easiest way to just outsource it. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. DeChache

    DeChache The ONE - Your Ignorance Annoys Me

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    Helix Media servers is what I use. Will stream just about any format under the sun with the coming version. Windows Media Services works good to if you have a windows infrastructure in place.

    Half my job is running the multimedia servers
     
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  5. Captain Colonoscopy

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    Have you checked out Windows Media Streaming? It's a windows component you can install from add/remove programs. I played around with it on server 2003 a few years back and got it working for a client and then never messed with it again. Seemed to do the trick for what they wanted. If you already have a windows environment I say that would be a good place to start at least.