patrick — Wed, 2009-03-04 11:16
I knew VLC was great for playing video files, especially those files I hadn't been able to play using other players... & it's even cross-platform! What I hadn't paid attention to before was it's ability to stream videos.
My friend, Craig Fowler (aka ToreadorVampire), recently ran me through the process rather quickly... I didn't have much time and he didn't have anything really written up... It was a last minute discussion over IM and I thought it could help to at least get people pointed in the right direction.
There is some documentation up at videolan.org (Streaming HowTo/VLM - VideoLAN Wiki) that shows how to set VLC up to do the streaming, talks about the HTTP interface, etc, but isn't an instant answer.
patrick — Sat, 2008-05-10 23:21
Last October a friend of mine contacted me about helping him finish up a project. I agreed because if we could pull this off it would mean more projects with his client. The due date was early December and by mid-November I had pretty much finished putting all the various forms together, the various category controllers, etc. All that was left was to figure out which categories the different forms needed to go into and connect them with the stored procedures in the database.
Then things suddenly got quiet. I didn't mind because I was overly busy at work (see Jobs, Jobs, & More Jobs - Part 1) and was also in the process of getting another job (see Jobs, Jobs, & More Jobs - Part 2). After the job change I found out why - the client had hired their own programmer and told my friend not to bother doing anymore because it'd just be a waste of his time.