OpenCaster – A free media file broadcaster for rtmp servers

OpenCaster is a free desktop tool for windows (soon to be available on mac), which allows you to broadcast commonly used media files (mp4,mp4,flv,avi,etc…) from your desktop to your favourite RTMP server, such as Flash media server / Wowza media server / Red5 Media Server. Create playlists with your fav media files and stream them to the internet like a live tv / radio show .

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Android Broadcaster – First time user guide

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Android Broadcaster is a multi-purpose, multi-protocol live video/audio encoder for android platform. Android Broadcaster carries forward the legacy of Adobe Flash based live broadcasting on desktop onto the android ecosystem. Now use your Android smart phone/tablet to do live broadcasting from anywhere ,at any-time. Android broadcaster supports both media server based broadcasting(RTMP, RTMPT, RTMPE, RTMPS) and server-less P2P multicast (RTMFP).
  •  Allows video/audio recording/broadcasting
  •  Allows playback over rtmp, rtsp (on supported devices) and http for various types of media streams

Getting Started

(a) Download and install the application on your android device from google play store:
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Flash Player’s Advance Echo Cancellation suffers a serious defect ??

While recently working with the new Flash Player features, i came across a definitive issue in the new claimed AEC (Advance Echo cancellation) feature.

While Adobe says that AEC removes all echo problems that may happen in 2 way communications, i really doubt that the issue is far from resolved. In fact this introduces a new kind of issue.

The AEC algorithm actually tries to clear echoes, and mic feedback residues. However the interesting thing to note is the feedback issue will happen only if you have set Microphone.setLoopback(true); Else you will never need AEC anyways.

Now when you have Microphone.setLoopback(true); and you use AEC to save the day, you will notice that it often kills your own mic feed thinking it to be  echo from the other side. Thus back to my original statement.. we never did solve the Echo problem.

In fact i found a issue reported on Adobe forums that has not been responded to. It seems that the issue happens when you use the EnhancedMicrophone api http://forums.adobe.com/thread/899119

Hence i will conclude this is a flash player AEC bug?? If any one may want to comment on this, and thinks otherwise (that AEC works for you), please let me know.

RTMPWorld launches ChatAnywhere – Turn any chat into a A/V chat !

What is ChatAnywhere ?

ChatAnywhere is a flash based component, which can sit beside your regular HTML site and make it easy for you start a Audio / Video session anywhere on the web. Now you dont have to make yourself dependent on those expensive A/V scripts that run with outdated technology and make you pay for a chat application which you dont need. With Chat Anywhere you can convert any ordinary chat application into a full featured A/V Chat without much effort at all.

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