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Web TV Perl application

by enigmae (Pilgrim)
on Oct 07, 2002 at 07:10 UTC ( #203264=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

enigmae has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I recently purchased an ATI TV wonder tv-tuner pci card, and thought of a neat program i could write for it that perl might be great for. The idea is simple, to create an "internet tv" webpage, which streams the TV signal over my T-1 line for the world to see and hear. I understand that this application is illegal if I am retransmitting pay signal (sat/cable etc...) but if i have my VCR playing some home movies of somthing that would be a legal application. I have seen some web cams that stream feeds off the internet for personal security etc.. but don't know if they have sounds and what the quality could be. I checked CPAN but found no modules for TV tuner API or the type of hardware access, just thought i would test the waters of to see if anyone has had any experience with video/audio compression and streaming? The card works great on linux and windows but i would prefer a linux solution make it more applicable. The most perl experiance i have is typical apps like parsing, web, network etc... but not hardware direct, any ideas and comments are welcome.
Thanks in advance for all your responses and help.

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Re: Web TV Perl application
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Oct 07, 2002 at 07:52 UTC
    I got the All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500 DV+, but don't run linux as my desktop, so I haven't done any of this myself, but in theory, you could use Video::Capture::V4l along with something else to do what you want ;)(that something else being, well, unknown to me, but would do the "streaming" portion of your task)

    VideoPlus and Perl(local thread) lead me to Capturing Video in Real Time(TPJ) where I heard about the module.

    ** The Third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

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