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I wish to execute a video in my PC and stream it in the LAN so anybody can connect to it and watch it. What steps do I need to do to accomplish this in an easy manner.

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Recommend VLC shares code.google.com/p/vlc-shares –  Ringtail Mar 21 '12 at 2:09
    
@run ... I tried your solution and yes when I go to the url rstp link I get asked how I would like to open it...I use VLC and then it says "Error...Cannot stream" or something like that. Did you find the same thing initially if so how did you manage to stop it. –  Verber May 21 '13 at 16:48

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Here is a command line to stream webcam:

vlc v4l2:// :v4l2-dev=/dev/video0 :v4l2-width=640 :v4l2-height=480 --sout="#transcode{vcodec=h264,vb=800,scale=1,acodec=mp4a,ab=128,channels=2,samplerate=44100}:rtp{sdp=rtsp://:8554/live.ts}" -I dummy
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Hallelujah, my friend! Thank you. –  Faron Oct 9 at 22:25

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