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Offline dwolfman

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Broadcasting an event online
« on: January 11, 2011, 10:44:47 PM »
I wonder if there are any techies on the board with some suggestions.

I have an event on Saturday that a handful of friends in "foreign" want to view. They are asking me if I can set up a laptop with a webcam and a portable broadband card and let them view the event via messenger. Is that the only option available to me? Can I hook a camcorder (which I own) to a laptop and stream it that way instead? Suggestions welcome.

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Re: Broadcasting an event online
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 10:43:52 PM »
Via messenger is not the best way, you should use Justin.tv or Ustream.  I like justin.tv because you can have the broadcast automatically recorded.  If your camcorder is a digital camcorder it can work and will be better quality than a webcam.  If not, you would need to buy something that allows a composite hook up to the laptop, probably a TV card, to stream from the camcorder.  The most important thing is to do a few test runs before the actual event to make sure it works.

Let me know if you need my help with anything, I've done this sort of thing before.

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Re: Broadcasting an event online
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 08:03:59 AM »
Thanks. Did a test run this morning. I sent you some questions.