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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 – 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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Media > Stream > Select appropriate tab (file, disk, network, capture device) > Stream, Then Next > Check "display locally" (optional) and from drop down box select "http:" and hit "add" > select desired port not in use and hit Next > Check "activate transcoding" and select desired output format (click tool icon next to dropdown box to configure bitrate and other specific settings) > Next > Stream...if all is good, you should see your source displayed/playing locally. To test the stream, go to another computer on your LAN and with VLC, go to media > open network stream and type http://serverIP:portnumber (replace serverIP and portnumber with actual values please) and hit "Play" If all is good, your stream will connect and play quickly.

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It's a good and correct answer, but could use a little bit of formatting. Kind of hard to follow. – Nephente Oct 2 at 11:15

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