This guide will describe how to stream live TV or video using your tv/capture card and using the free Star Media Center. We will stream to WMV9 so you must play the video with Windows Media Player or other software that supports streaming wmv media like Media Player Classic.
A tv/capture card with WDM Drivers. You can get the btwincap that works with many cards if you don't have WDM drivers, read more http://fightersoft.openvision.ro/smcenter/howto.htm#drivers .
Star Media Center
Set TV Channel
Start you default capture card tv software and set the channel or svideo/composite in if you would like to stream from video. Close the tv software. You can also set channels in the Star Media Center(Under Settings->Channel setup) but it may not work with all capture card.
Configure Capture Card
Select under Settings->Control Panel
1. Select Capture Card
2. Select your capture card
3. Set the video resolution/size to a good streaming format, like 384x288 or 352x240 or 320x240.
4. Set no deinterlacing. (if you use higher resolutions you must deinterlace though)
Configure stream broadcast settings
Select under Settings->Broacast Options
1. Create a new Preset
2. Set the video bitrate, like 400kbits
3. Set the audio bitrate, like 32kbits
4. Check the total bitrate, 432kbits is good for 500Kbits/0.5kbits internet connections. Higher bitrate = better video quality but requires faster internet.
5. Set the FPS to 25 if you are in PAL country, 30 if NTSC (Usa, Canada, Japan and some others) .
Set the max connections that should be able to connect to your stream.
Note the bcast port.
Capture and stream
Select under Sources->Broadcast->From TV to start the stream
Play the TV stream
Open Windows Media Player
Select open url and open mms://yourip:bcastport
Yourip is your IP, you can check it with http://www.myip.dk/
bcastport is the bcast port you noted in the broadcast settings, default 2032.
If you can't get Star Media Center to work try Windows Media Encoder, read my Windows Media Encoder Stream guide here.
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set it to 30fps should be ok -
going to eat a lot of bandwidth !"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems." - Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
what if i already have a mms:// link coming from another buddies computer and want to stream it to more people? how would i do that ?
it dose not allow more then 5 cliant conected why how can i set to connect 100 cliant
To increase the maximum number of direct connections
In Registry Editor, use the tree view to navigate to the following subkey: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Microsoft\Windows Media Tools\Encoder\MaxClientConnections.
Edit the subkey so that it reflects the maximum number of direct connections you want to allow. The maximum possible number is 50.
I think it's for both. TRY it.
hi the tip is not working on starmedia any other way I can get 100 direct conaction
All is said and done. I am a newbie. Can I stream, for ex- my cable TV channel..............or ................and FTA channel straight from my receiver without the help of a DVB card?
Hello everyone. I am a newbie at streaming tv.. I am using AverTV GO 007 FM Plus (soundcard Realtek AC'97 Audio). The video is working great, but no audio.. Can anyone help? Thnx
yeah i got error on audio too , have no sound. any clue ?
is that possible add logo in Star Media encoder?
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