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I have the computer, good enough internet for low quality video's.

this is going to be for me and one of my friends. i have acess to linux and know a little bit in it.


basically the only issue i have is how to stream, and how to watch the stream.


any pointers?
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Do you have a static IP? If not you'll need to sign up with a Dynamic DNS provider to track your IP as it changes.

I've used this for almost a year now and I can honestly say its a great service.
http://www.dyndns.com/index3.html

Once that is setup you'll at least know where your server is in cyberspace, your next step is to figure out how you want to view the videos. From then on you'll need to make sure you have the proper player to play it with. For just starting out I would recommend doing something easy like .avi or .wmv as if you open a link with that extension it should download/begin playing in almost any media player. If you're really ambitious you could try to do flash and have it be browser based. I'm not sure how to do that other than flash is exceedingly difficult to encode due to the compression.
That's pretty much all I can offer. Good luck!
    
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yep, I know all about the static IP and such.


So if I right click a .avi link form a website and tell it to open it with vlc, vlc will play it?
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I believe so, make sure you're running a recent version of chrome/FF/IE and I think you should be good.
    
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hmm, Thanks for your time. Il lgo try it out.

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Good luck, be sure to let us know how it works out.
    
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