How do you put a TV station on the Mbone?

Simon Lockhart simon at
Fri Apr 29 21:47:43 UTC 2011

On Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 05:40:59PM -0400, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> Great.  So, as I asked earlier (as yet unanswered):
> I have in my hand an NTSC video cable and an XLR with audio.  How do I hook
> that to the mbone?  :-)


Go get yourself an encoder - VBrick, Envivio, Tandberg, etc, etc - there's
plenty out there, take your pick. That'll take video + audio as an input, and
output the encoded video (typically MPEG-2 or H.264 in an MPEG-2 transport
stream) as multicast.

Hook that into your favourite ISP that supports global multicast (several of
the tier-1's do), and you're all done. 


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