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Educational video streaming howto?

hye,

I would like to be able to easily stream live academic lectures over the internet.

What would be the easiest and cheapest setup? I thought of new iPod touch for capture and either the same or apple TV, connected to a video projector on the other side.

I have DSL, but only 5-8 Mbps. Would it be better to use FaceTime or Skype for that?

When streaming the video, can I simultaneously save the video and/or audio of the lecture on the source iPod touch?

Other question : I would prefer to be able to plug the iPod touch directly to the ethernet, rather than using wifi. Is this possible?

Thanks for any help on this.

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Why not ask the IT staff of your academy?
And why not publish it via youtube? They seem to have the right infrastructure.

Kees

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Well, we're not that professional you know. I was thinking of something a common person could set up.
I was just wondering whether a FaceTime video call over the internet could do the job...

What's important, we need live streaming, I'm not sure youtube does this.

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I'm afraid that both Skype and FaceTime (and MS Messenger by the way) only support one-to-one communication. While I think that you expect a situation with one speaker and (much) more then one receiver at the same time. And that would need a server setup. Not something for a common person like you and me to do.

Kees

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hye,

actually that's what I have in mind. There's one speaker, and only one receiver needed, because the receiving iPod/appleTV is connected to a videoprojector for all of the students to see...

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If there's some Apple device that can connect to a projector and runs Facetime on the other side, I'd try that first.

Kees

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