I'm trying to do some research about streaming method on VLC, so my first choice is UDP.
I have 2 PC connected on WLAN using Windows 7 as hotspot, Windows 7 IP is
192.168.238.1 with Pentium T4500 dual core at 2.3 GHz and 2 GB RAM, and Ubuntu IP is
192.168.238.101 with Intel Core i7 CPU @2GHz x 8 and 2 GB RAM. This is what I do on Windows PC:
Media > Stream, add my MP4 video file with 636*360 pixel resolution and the size is 291 MB, and I click
- On this dialog windows, I choose
UDP (legacy)and click
Add, then I fill the Address box with Ubuntu IP, then I click
- The next dialog box I check the
Activate Transcodingcheck box, and the profile is set to
Video - H.264 + MP3 (MP4)by default, so I just click
- On the next windows I just click
Stream all elementary streamscheck box unchecked.
- Up to this step,
VLCon Windows PC seek bar is moving just like it is playing the video, but without sound or picture, so I guess everything is normal and
In Ubuntu PC:
Media > Open Network Stream, and I fill the box with
udp://@:1234, and click
The video is playing, but it is in poor quality, it jagged every 2-3 seconds, and just hang in there with boxes around the screen, after 10 seconds or so, it play again for 2-3 second and then jagged again.
So my first question is:
- Did I do something wrong? What could be the problem of poor streaming? Is my Windows PC is not powerful enough?
Thats my first guess so this time I decided to use my Ubuntu PC as streaming server. On Ubuntu PC, I do exactly the same as what I did on Windows PC, except for
Address I put my Windows PC IP, however after step 5,
VLC on Ubuntu PC doesn't play the video without picture and sound like VLC on Windows PC did. Then I try to receive the video stream in Windows PC, but nothing happened.
And my second question is:
- Why can't I stream the same video using same method from Ubuntu to Windows?