[Newlug] Lug Video
gaveup at gmx.net
Thu Apr 22 14:17:03 CDT 2010
On Wed, 21 Apr 2010, Brad Bingham wrote:
> I have done some video translating using VLC to transform from one format to
> another. I was taking a video off my phone and translating it into a mpg
> If we want to stream video I know VLC also has a server that will do that
> although I've not used. I think it would be interesting to work with. I
> would also be interested in leaning how to stream with flash if that is
> There was another video editing package I loaded a year or so ago that was
> quite nice which I used to mix music and video together. I think it was
> Lives if I remember right.
> I would be willing to help on the project.
I hate to say it but compared to a lot of the other options out there VLC does not do a great job of encoding/editing video. An AVISynth script will yield much better results on the editing side and that can be piped to x264 or an encoder of choice. This is one area where linux really continues to lag behind on. The avisynth port/rewrite to linux is long since dead and other tools that make the job easier like VirtualDub and MeGUI (and the suite of tools it uses) just don't have comparable ports for the most part.
Streaming of the video is really nothing complex. The way youtube and other flash players handle it is just by grabbing a h.263 or h.264 encode and playing it as it is downloaded. There's nothing fancy about it at all. VLC does this differently but there's really not a lot of cases where how it does things is needed. The only one I've ever run across was when I set up TSReader to stream to VLC which did a quick and dirty recompress and restreamed it to XBMC and XBMC in turn talked back to TSReader to act as a remote control.
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