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    Live streaming using MS Live Meeting

    I have a client that has a webcam and MS Live Meeting, and needs a way to stream the live feed onto a webpage. Apparently Live Meeting allows for this type of thing. Basically he wants me to deliver a single HTML doc to him and upload to a server, which has the live feed embedded into the page which he can access from anywhere. Not my area of expertise and I don't know anything about Live Meeting, but I'd like to at least point him in the
    right direction, including what type of server he needs to be on ... any suggestions? thanks, -cory

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    My understanding of Live Meeting is that it's more of a point-to-point application than a broadcaster. I'm not aware of any way to use it as a webcam server but you could investigate further at the MS site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/live...o/default.mspx

    The big question is what sort of live feed the client wants. Setting up a still image which refreshes every few seconds is a lot easier than setting up a true live video feed.
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    The big question is what sort of live feed the client wants. Setting up a still image which refreshes every few seconds is a lot easier than setting up a true live video feed.
    Thanks, Dave, the client definitely wants a true live video feed -- he's planning on holding "webinars" with a videocam in realtime.

    He claims Live Meeting allows for this type of thing, but do you think there's an easier method to use a webcam and a different application other than Live Meeting? I'm a graphic designer, not a video guy, and really don't know much about streaming media or Live Meeting ... so my knowledge in this area is pretty limited. But I want to be able to point him in the right direction, and maybe hook him up with someone who knows what the heck they're talking about.

    Any other methods you can think of where he could do true live video using a webcam would be most helpful. Thanks much, -cory

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    I may be wrong and Live Meeting may have this functionality, but I did a quick scan through their product information and I can't see anything about webcams or netcasting. It all seems to be about p2p collaborating. Maybe I've missed something but I would have thought they would promote netcasting if the product was capable of it.

    The normal way to stream true video is to use a specialist streaming server. The client would need to connect their webcam to the server, which then makes it available for the web page.

    There are many options for streaming servers, from lease-type services offered by the big companies to creating an in-house video server.

    This isn't a simple process so it's probably a good idea to just try and find someone who specialises in online video or network solutions like this. If I was you I'd be looking around around for someone who can take this particular client off your hands
    Dave Owen
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    Good info, thanks. At least this gives me something to go on, I've been mostly in the dark, esp when it comes to Live Meeting. And I think you're right about putting my efforts into looking for someone more qualified than I am, I just don't really know where to look locally for such a person as I've exhausted all of my contacts already.

    Thanks so much again, -cory

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