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Hey all,

as the title says, I'm looking for a way to livestream content. My problem with "livestream" solutions (sending to a server etc blabla) is that they have a relatively huge lag. I need something with an as small as possible lag (less than 1s, everything above 3s is useless). Besides that, (i think) my requirements are pretty low:

-bandwidth: WLan 802.11g (streaming through the internet would be nice-to-have (got 2Mb upstream), but it's enough if I can stream it from my laptop to my pc (wlan->lan)

-size: the size of the image section to stream is around 100*100pixels (I hope I dont lie there, but it's sure <200*200)

-cpu: available on the transmitter side is 1 Core of a Core2Duo (an older one though, with 2,2GHz), transmitter and receiver are running Win7.

-received video stream shall be either borderless or with an as small as possible border and the ability to place it on the screen whereever I like to. An option for 1to1 pixel mapping would be nice (if I'm streaming 124*72 pixels the possibility to output it as a stream with 124*72 pixels) also I'm not sure if I'll want to resize it later.

The problem: It's hard to find a program that fits these needs. There are several software-cams available, but how to stream the cams output?

What I've tried:

-VideoLanClient: huge lag, read in a forum VLC isnt made to be low-latency and lag cant be reduced below several seconds (i think I had 5-8seconds with it, at least nowhere near 1 second)

-all kinds of videostreamers: Skype, ooVoo, a Logitech Software... they seem to be fast enough, but the bezel is too big, it's impossible to show _only_ the received stream (without fancy borders, text windows,..) etc.. Skype (or any of the others) would work if it was possible to show _only_ the received stream, without any chat-window etc.. (although the resizing the programs do isnt optimal)

Something like VLC with low-latency would be best I think.

Sorry for the wall of text, but I think in the end it saves everyones time if the thread explains detailed what I'm looking for (instead of adding it later).

I hope you can give me some suggestions for software fulfilling my needs, but even if not
Thanks for reading
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