Windows Media Encoder is a media encoder developed by Microsoft which convert or capture or broadcast both prerecorded & live media like audio, video and computer screens to WMV formats for live and on-demand service.
But if you are on Linux you must have some questions in mind…
1. How to Stream Online Using Internet Streaming Server
2. How to connect camera to the computer and using Media Server for live stream
In Linux environment VLC Media Player is best solution to stream live stream from camera to anywhere in world 😉
Quality vs Size
The Quality and Size always matter while you broadcast streams, but VLC provide you such a facility to manage your camera in real time and send some chunks over particular time interval to publishing point for live broadcast.
If you already plugged camera to your computer then you are ready to stream media to publishing point…
Now what is publishing point?
Publishing Point is a third party server used for providing media stream to real users on internet. Each time VLC send data in blocks to publishing point and users can access that point to enjoy real camera stream live.
You can convert any web server to Publishing Point, but this web server must be connected to internet with real public IP.
We have 2 options for Publishing Point:
1. You can use Port Forwarding if you have no web server with public IP installed on PC.
2. Else use real public IP with web server 😉
Port Forwarding Configuration: Router Setting allows to create, modify and delete port forwarding rules to work on your computers if the Internet connection uses NAT.