I have heard great things about using http://www.oovoo.com/ for video conferenceing.   It is quite similar to skype, but allows for multiple video feeds. 

Other webex style conferenceing is DimDim.com, and zoho meeting (which I use often for remote tech work).




Bjorn Behrendt
Proctor School District
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From: "Robert Brinkley" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 10:05:40 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: watching inauguration live over the Internet

Mike,

Way cool!  I checked out the website http://www.mythtv.org/.  Would this
work using videoconferencing?

Robert C. Brinkley, Director of Technology
North Country Supervisory Union
338 Highland Ave., Suite #4
Newport, VT  05855-4897
Phone (802) 334-5847 ext. 18
Fax (802) 334-5952


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From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Darth Vader
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 9:31 AM
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Subject: Re: watching inauguration live over the Internet

We captured the video off of cable tv using MythTV, like tivo, then
provided the file to the network through VLC over UDP (multicast).  Ran
great, no hang-ups.  We provided a shortcut to the VLC stream in a
shared network drive so our students and teachers could easily access
it.  I'd bet we had 300+ connections to it.

End result was a multicast video stream about 30 seconds behind live tv.
The video and audio quality was awesome.

It was suggested that we could present this at the SB Tech Conference.

Mike



Michael Vining, SB Network Services
South Burlington School District
South Burlington, Vermont 05403

Direct: (802) 652-7298
DNS Help Desk: (802) 652-7050


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From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Raymond Ballou
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 8:44 AM
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Subject: Re: watching inauguration live over the Internet

Dear List:

I was out sick that day, but could track utilization from home.

One issue we ran into was installation of updated FLASH.

Not something I tend to unless it is needed.

Had a number of users who could not view a stream due to outdated flash,
nor
install it on their own (permission reasons).

Anyone run into problems, anyone sail through easily?

Anyone install silverlight for the official PIC site?

R.

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