Apr 152011

webcam streaming

I was experimenting with cheap webcam, vlc on my windows xp workstation. Playing directly using vlc, performance was adequate. but when it came accross network/WAN, delay started increasing between 4-5 seconds(video/audio). i suspect, transcoding are behind these streaming lag. i don’t know what is the best tuning. but here’s the final setting.

start /high vlc.exe --logo-file avatar.png dshow:// :dshow-vdev="VideoCAM Eye" :dshow-adev="SigmaTel Audio" :dshow-caching="0" :sout=#transcode{vcodec=h264{keyint=15,vbv-maxrate=160,vbv-bufsize=160},acodec=mp3,deinterlace,samplerate=44100,sfilter=logo}:std{access=http{mime=video/x-flv},mux=ffmpeg{mux=flv},dst=,sdp=sap://,name="Webcam 3G"} --ttl 12

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