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by randysteck
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Alternative to Webcasting using a bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 2573

Re: Alternative to Webcasting using a bridge

Maybe too late on this comment also, but VLC is the swiss army knife of A/V. Presumably you've aggregated audio and video into a stream somewhere. If not, I'd recommend OBS as an easy alternative to do this. From that you can present an RTSP stream and either use VLC directly to play it somewhere on...
by randysteck
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Needing new camera
Replies: 5
Views: 1987

Re: Needing new camera

This may be late, but I have not been frequenting the forums much since we have had no issues in over a year. You might want to seriously consider using an IP camera. These are normally surveillance but we're getting excellent images from two 12X PTZ Dahua cameras that stream 1080P. We use vMix as b...
by randysteck
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: First new webcast results
Replies: 15
Views: 3665

Re: First new webcast results

At risk of incurring the wrath of rannthal yet again, I feel I must restate what has become obvious to many of us. We're fully with the statement by Microwaved and the use of broadcast software. The options are Wirecast, OBS, and vMix. We chose vMix but would also be perfectly happy with OBS. The se...
by randysteck
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: PTZ camera control using IP
Replies: 20
Views: 6984

Re: PTZ camera control using IP

You might want to also consider using straight IP cameras. We've been using two Dahua 12X PTZ cameras for the last couple of years with great results. We stream 1080P (using SundayStreams), receive with Roku boxes, and have never experienced a distribution dropout. The cameras are both POE+ (we use ...
by randysteck
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Broadcasts and Conferences
Topic: HD Video Distribution in New Meetinghouses
Replies: 31
Views: 7201

Re: HD Video Distribution in New Meetinghouses

Since SDI equipment is pretty expensive, we tried a different approach to video distribution throughout a "legacy" building. (Our stake center dates to 1974). We used these units: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0107W8OQ2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1. These do a very ...
by randysteck
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver
Replies: 53
Views: 11211

Re: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver

@johnshaw and @Mikerowaved: excellent insights. I don't know how much different our stake setup is from other stakes, but we also used to see all the problems with the encoder, webcaster, building bandwidth and server. After successively knocking these down, we've now recognized the instability of t...
by randysteck
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver
Replies: 53
Views: 11211

Re: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver

Thanks much. I've got some experience with the ASUS units and with the 2955U processor it could be an excellent solution. I agree with the HP assessment. 720P is just fine for us, although we'll gladly go 1080P when possible since we're projecting these to 10 foot screens. Hopefully we'll never have...
by randysteck
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver
Replies: 53
Views: 11211

Re: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver

Good report on the Chromeboxes. We tried these out a couple years ago when deploying them in Family History Libraries but found them underpowered at the time (the processors didn't have dedicated H.264 decoders then). Sounds like we should take another look as they are much less prone to disruption ...
by randysteck
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver
Replies: 53
Views: 11211

Re: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver

I feel your pain. It's all too familiar.
by randysteck
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver
Replies: 53
Views: 11211

Re: A plea for a dedicated streaming receiver

I went back to my previous post to see what I might have said to merit such a strong response. I think perhaps some folks misunderstood my intent, and the frustration is palpable with responses to claims I never made. My point is simple: on the receive end dedicated video devices are more reliable t...

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