Presentation on theme: "Worcester College of Technology Dave Kings Deputy Communications and Systems Manager Media Streaming of off air recording."— Presentation transcript:
Worcester College of Technology Dave Kings Deputy Communications and Systems Manager Media Streaming of off air recording
How, Why, What? For those here that talk to people in my college We introduced new Study Centres with no video playback facilities It was a project oversight Or.....
Why? Simple, at the time no one was thinking about video collections.
I have a cunning plan! We have lots of PCs....What if we digitised our recordings?
Hardware Overview 2 x HP DL380 G3’s running MS Server x Mac + EyeTV Software + Tuner 1 x PC running MS XP & Expression Encoder 1 x Osprey Video Capture Card 1 x VCR/DVD Player Freeview Box
Server Setup Configuration Servers running a DFS MS Windows Media Streaming Services NLB’d
TV Feed and Recordings iMac Elgato DTT Tuner In my experience this has proven stable and reliable in comparison with other setups
Encoder Originally Windows Media Encoder (free) Now MS Expression Encoder(costs a small amount but can give SilverLight output, chaptering, overlays etc)
Transmission Mostly Unicast Tested 100+ unicast streams. Multicast streams also viable, but no end user control in setup. Wrapper (doesn’t work well on a Mac)
Live TV Weeks of telephone calls and s. Don’t get me started about the TV Licensing company. Ofcom finally confirms its ok
Live TV Freeview box connect to my VCR, VCR connected to my Osprey card, Osprey Card connected to my elbow..... Expression Encoder captures and re-encodes the stream sending it to the Windows Media Streaming server
Recording requests All in one homemade EPG and request application that resides on our portal
The future IIS 7 + Smooth Streaming + Adaptive Encoding Silverlight media players End user control for Multicast setup HD Sky