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Use QuickTime Broadcaster to stream FireWire video Apps
It's been out for a while, but QuickTime Broadcaster (free from Apple) works on MacOS X (Server and Client), and can turn your FireWire DV Camera into a streaming webcam, with a MPEG-4 video stream. It can be used with QuickTime Streaming Server (which is also free and works on both varieties of OS X) to create multiple streams, or by itself to create a single stream.

Be sure you have the upstream bandwidth to serve your movie stream, and that your intended client has the downstream bandwidth to view the movies. There are some easy-to use presets for modem, DSL, and LAN.

This is great for letting Grandma see the grandkids in action without having to create a movie first.

[Editor's note: Yes, this isn't really a hint as much as it's a pointer to an application ... but you may not be aware that it's available (and free, no less!), so I thought it was worth a mention.]
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Authored by: dave@mmu on Feb 11, '03 11:34:15AM

You can also use QT Broadcaster to record quicktime movies from a firewire webcam too if you tick the record to disk option and stream it to your own machine. Kinda handy..

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Authored by: bosie on May 29, '03 12:05:34PM

I've been trying for 2 weeks to access my stream over the internet. I can broadcast from inside my lan using IP (behind SpeedTouch 510v4 router) but can not broadcast to the real IP address. My ISP Bulldog does not block ports. Any idea's?


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Use QuickTime Broadcaster to stream FireWire video
Authored by: genevish on Jun 25, '03 05:03:07PM

I have QT broadcaster, but the video settings window is greyed out. Does this mean my video camera is not supported?

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