I m a student at university. We have a cultural festival which hosts events for 3 days. We have a 100mbps LAN connecting all the student hostel rooms and Wifi in and around the auditorium.

We have a Sony HD camcorder(and 3-4 Sony DVD camcorders) to record the events. But I want to streaming the video live on LAN and Wifi to reach simultaneously to a max of 500 - 800 users.

Please suggest me on the configuration of a dedicated server to locally serve the purpose ( no internet needed ).

What is the best encoding for streaming and which open source software do you suggest? Should be compatible for mobile phone users to watch the video on WiFi enabled handsets.

Thank You in Advance

4th Yr, B.E. Electrical