[plug] PLUG Meeting this week - Tues 7:30pm.

James Bromberger james at rcpt.to
Sun Apr 10 23:05:09 WST 2011

I stopped it now (after a few hours); I just pasted the URL from either
into VLC and it showed it fine. I'll fire it up again now for a short while.


On 10/04/2011 11:02 PM, Bret Busby wrote:
> On 10/04/2011, James Bromberger <james at rcpt.to> wrote:
>> On 10/04/2011 4:28 PM, Bret Busby wrote:
>>> On 10/04/2011, James Bromberger <james at rcpt.to> wrote:
>>>>   This week's meeting in your house/place of work!
>>>> The AV project has been assembling equipment, and we're going to try and
>>>> live stream the meeting from the UCC so that anyone unable to physically
>>>> attend can still watch, and via the magic of IRC, feed back questions
>>>> and comments. Please hang out on #plug on irc.plug.org.au (GimpNet) for
>>>> details; this is very much a test run so there is likely to be
>>>> interruptions to the stream, but we'll try our best. The stream will
>>>> appear at the right time on http://www.plug.org.au:8000/ (you wont see
>>>> it listed there just now).
>>> What is likely to happen, if one of us enters
>>> http://www.plug.org.au:8000/ as mentioned above, in the URL box in a
>>> web browser window?
>>> Would we be able to watch (and hear) the video?
>>> I am curious.....
>> Feel free to try now - you'll see the Icecast front page. I've started a
>> stream of a static image right now, so you may see that listed (though
>> the host I am doing the compression on isn't fast enough to even
>> compress a 320x240 video stream of a static image!).
>> The video can be recorded, and published to watch later - but this being
>> our first time, I think we'd be lucky to get just a basic stream
>> working. As more people get involved, we'll be able to get more done. In
>> particular, if you do connect to the sample stream I'm running now,
>> you'll see some very basic artwork. This ties into theming/branding our
>> PLUG communications, which if a group want to get together and expend
>> some artistic flair, please speak up! I've got some more in store when
>> the stream starts on Tuesday, if all goes to plan... but if anyone is
>> inspired to create music, images, or videos, then please join the AV
>> mailing list.
>> My aim, as I have mentioned at various meetings, is for PLUG to get a
>> bunch of people familiar with producing live streams that are watchable
>> so that if , in a few years time the requirement is there to produce it
>> on a wider scale (hint) PLUG already has the necessary experience. Also
>> this helps people not just in the Perth metro area but across the
>> state/country who want to get involved to do so.
>>   James
>> --
>> Mobile: +61 422 166 708, Email: james_AT_rcpt.to
> I get a screen that has two links - one for M3U and one for XSPF.
> That screen has the title "Icecast2 Status"
> Clicking on both links, after a dialogue box with option to open using
> Movie Player, opens Totem Movie Player.
> The dialogue box displays
> "
> Open this file?
> File Type: “MP3 audio (streamed)”.
> You can open “PLUG-Live.m3u” using “Movie Player” or save it.
> "
> Clicking on the link for M3U, I get an error to do with permissions;
> "
> An error occurred
> Could not open location; you might not have permission to open the file.
> "
> The Properties - General, while not displaying usable information, is
> not greyed out.
> Clicking on the XSPF file link, shows the Totem screen but nothing
> else - no error message and the Properties are all greyed out.
> The dialogue box that led to that, like with the M3U case, displayed
> "
> Open this file?
> File Type: “XSPF playlist”.
> You can open “PLUG-Live.xspf” using “Movie Player” or save it.
> "
> I am running Debian 5 on this computer.
> I can send screenshots, if wanted.

Mobile: +61 422 166 708, Email: james_AT_rcpt.to

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