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How do I setup an Icecast server for broadcasting audio in my network?

Broadcasting the output of the soundcard as an internet radio stream is a reliable way to stream audio in a network. This can nicely be used to e.g. transmit audio in a wireless LAN to another ...
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How do I set up live audio streams to a DLNA compliant device?

Is there a way to stream the live output of the soundcard from our 12.04.1 LTS amd64 desktop to a DLNA-compliant external device in our network? Selecting media content in shared directories using ...
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How to use android 2.1 phone as remote audio receiver?

I have an unused HTC Hero Android phone (running Android OS 2.1), I would like to connect it to audio amplifier and leave it connected for months, so I could use this android phone as remote ...
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Is there a way to stream audio/video to an Apple Airplay Device?

Is there a way to stream audio or video to an Apple Airplay device? I have an Aiprort Express that can play audio, but the same question applies to the Apple TV or any other Airplay device. It is ...
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Internet TV streaming applications

Are there any programs for Ubuntu that can pull TV streams from the Internet? I have in mind programs that work like the apps that come installed on blu-ray players — BBC iPlayer, Hulu and/or YouTube....
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VLC for flash video

Is it possible to play all flash videos using VLC because flash is consuming a lot of processing power? In addition with VLC I will be able to record every stream for example Ustream etc. I am using ...
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How can I force fullscreen on my right screen?

I have 2 screens: 17" on left and 22" screen on right side. When I watch a movie with VLC and want to watch on full-screen on my 22" screen (the right one), I move my VLC window in right screen and ...
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could not decode stream in Ubuntu 12.10

When I want to play Radio Stream in Clementine, I get error:could not decode stream. I installed w32codecs, but is not solved. sudo apt-get -y install w32codecs ubuntu-restricted-extras How can I ...
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Record Live stream

How do I record the live streaming screen with audio? I read in some forums about Mplayer and VLC player. I tried using download helper, with no luck These are the steps I do http://shalomtv.tv ...
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How can I stream my desktop via Ustream?

I'm looking to stream my desktop live via a service such as ustream and having extreme difficulty in finding a solution. I've tried WebcamStudio and it could only use FME files which don't work with ...
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Ubuntu for Internet radio

I am planning to set up a streaming server purely for internet radio using Icecast2. what software packages do i require during Ubuntu installation and any third party apps i may require. I am going ...
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How to Live Streaming on YouTube?

I'm looking for a way to stream to YouTube Live on my computer. I know there are various tools available for Windows, but I haven't found anything for Linux. I prefer not to use G+ Hangouts, but go ...
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Schedule to record video stream in VLC

I work at a school and have setup a workstation to broadcast/stream the morning announcements for the teachers and kiddos. Teachers in the classroom access this stream via Windows Media Player or VLC....
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Any Netflix alternatives for Ubuntu?

I tried to watch netflix on my ubuntu machine and realized that I won't be able to make it work over than in a virtual machine and for me this is not a solution. So, being new to the US, I would like ...
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Streaming music like a radio show

I'd like to be able to stream music, realtime, to a friend. Not in my LAN, but over the internet. I've done a lot of research on how to do this, one option was setting up a shoutcast server, but that ...
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Streaming music to Marantz M-CR603

Our stereo installation supports, according to the box, streaming over AirPlay (although the normal RAOP stuff doesn't seem to work on it. I think it's something called Airport Express), DLNA and ...
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Streaming desktop with avconv - severe sound issues

I'm trying to do some live streaming in Ubuntu 12.10, but I'm having some problems with audio. More specifically, the quality is complete garbage and it's at least 10 seconds out of sync with the ...
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Recording a youtube live stream using vlc

I'm trying to set vlc to record a live stream on youtube using cron. Vlc records videos that aren't live streaming just fine, but when the stream is live vlc records at most only 24 seconds. Why ...
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How can I watch the NBC Olympics 2012 (USA)?

I cannot log in to the nbcolympics.com (USA) site on Ubuntu. (I have tried on two computers, with Chromium and Firefox on each.) I choose "Click here to get started", then the site asks for my cable ...
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Locally stream media files

Is there any easy way to locally stream media files over a network (to other Ubuntu machines)? I tried using ssh, but that's too slow for anything, and I can't figure out anything that would allow me ...
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Is there a music player that can play the sound from a youtube film?

I want to play this song but I don't want to see the video. Is there a music player that can do that and please tell me how to do it? the youtube link is just an example, don't put too much interest ...
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Alternative wireless streaming adapter to Apple Airplay/Airport

I'm succesfully streaming my audio to an Apple Airport very easily. I'm considering purchasing a device which enables me to stream my music wirelessly using the network. I would like to stream using ...
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find hidden URL for streaming radio

I would like to find a utility that can find the hidden URL to eg this streaming radio so I can use that in mocp (music on console player). URLsnooper is there for windows, but I can't find an ...
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Stream sound card output to icecast2 via darkice

I want to stream to icecast server via darkice, the default .cfg comes with /dev/dsp, witch is OSS, but there is no /dev/dsp in Ubuntu 12.10, so I tried hw:0,0, but it's just the microphone, and I ...
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How to play rtsp streams in ubuntu?

More specifically, the question is how to play rtsp streams from addresses that have a question mark in them. I.E: rtsp://some.server.name:554/video_file.wmv?authstring=sOm3StrIN2==&param=3 I ...
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How to enable UPnP coherence plugin in rhythmbox 2.95?

In Ubuntu 10.10 I was using the rhythmbox-plugin-coherence package and I was happy to stream music from Rhythmbox to our internet radio box. But in 11.10 (64Bit) I can not find the package anymore, ...
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Firefox Video Links - Open as VLC Network Stream

If I click a link in Firefox and select open with vlc, it downloads the entire file, before opening it in vlc media player and playing it. Chrome is even worse and will keep the file in your downloads ...
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How to stream my laptop screen to the TV?

Recently I bought a Samsung Smart TV and with my Android mobile phone (using an app called Wifi Display) I can stream what I see on the mobile to the TV. Is this feature available on Ubuntu? I would ...
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Diagnosing persistent Flash streaming failure for DRM content

I'm trying to implement the fixes from Adobe (as mentioned in this other question) but I'm having no success. I'm running 64-bit 12.04. When I try the Flash test as described on this Adobe guide: ...
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stream microphone audio over WAN?

I'm looking for a command line program to capture audio from a microphone, save and stream it over a WAN. arecord test.wav seems to work for recording input, but I cannot figure out how to get it to ...
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How to stream a video with VLC in a LAN

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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How to force command line VLC to stream youtube videos of specific quality?

I want to stream youtube videos from command line using VLC media player. I was able to stream youtube videos using this command cvlc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Oo4kBHBNU The problem is that ...
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Recording the radio streaming of Radiotray or Rhythmbox

I have checked the other questions before asking this one. I am using radiotray for the streaming and wish to record the streams of di.fm. I tried the trick with pulseaudio volume settings for ...
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Easiest way to stream videos from my server?

I'd like to download movie torrents from my Ubuntu server as its download speed is much higher than at home. However, it is pretty pointless if I then have to download the movie from my server to my ...
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How can I change the folder where VLC stores its streams?

Stream records of VLC (by pressing the red "record" button) are stored in ~/Downloads/. Can this be canged, and how? I couldn't find this option in settings.
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Streaming a webcam video to the web-page in Ubuntu

I need a software which were able to capture images from a webcam and stream it to the web-page. I already tried a webcam-server, but it uses java applet on the client side for retrieving pictures, ...
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Problems streaming UPNP/DLNA from Ubuntu machine

I've set up both mediatomb and minidlna on my ubuntu 10.04 PC. They both stream media perfectly to my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy) and Google TV (Logitech Revue) using UPNP. Yet my laptop (Ubuntu ...
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BBC iPlayer error “A Problem Occurred While Downloading This Programme”

I'm using BBC iPlayer Desktop v.3.0.10 with Adobe Air v.2.6.0 on Ubuntu 11.04 'Natty Narwhal' Beta 1 86x on a Dell Inspiron 1525 No matter what programme I attempt to download I will get the message "...
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Audio and video auto of sync when streaming

When streaming my desktop to twitch.tv using avconv audio and video are out of sync. Sometimes it is already out of sync when starting the stream and sometimes they just drift apart after a while. ...
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Is there an Ubuntu One server in South Africa?

I would like to know if UbuntuOne has server locally in South Africa? I currenly use dropbox, but due to bandwidht speeds the sync speed is not what it should be. It would be great if theres a local ...
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Firefox 4.0.1 is hanging when streaming movies

When I am watching streaming movies on Firefox 4.0.1 running on Ubuntu 11.04 (Ubuntu classic desktop), firefox is stuck/hung, and I am unable to close/kill it through GUI such as closing the window ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 RAOP to Airport Express 2nd Generation doesn't work, how do I debug and get it working?

I have never had any luck with RAOP or Stream2Ip from Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04 to my airport express 2nd generation. In pulseaudio the airplay device either discovered by RAOP in paprefs or connected to ...
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How to get 4od channel4 working [2015, UK] [duplicate]

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/ used to work with the previous hacks installing an ported version of "hal" but it appears to have stopped working (Nov 2015). I've tried Firefox, Chromium and ...
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mpd httpd streaming not working

I have installed mpd and configured it to work flawlessly with gmpc locally. I also use mpdroid on my phone and I want to stream music from my library to the phone. The music control from mpdroid ...
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Which are the radio stations are compatible to radiotray?

I had some trouble in searching and adding radio stations to RadioTray. It will be extremely helpful if some one lists radio stations which work on RadioTray. Rock, hard rock, metal, traditional metal,...
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How to stream a local video file over Internet using avconv/avserver?

As FFmpeg is going to be dropped from Ubuntu, it will be important to know how to broadcast videos over Intrnet using avconv. An official guide is available, but it doesn't give much information how ...
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SSH Streaming Audio

So I have been using mplayer to stream my music through SSH from my laptop to my Ubuntu box using: ssh user@ip-address "cat /Some/Random/Directory/*mp3" | mplayer - I was just wondering if there is ...
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Alternatives to Rhythmbox to record Streaming Audio

I always have been able to record streaming radio using Rhythmbox, until now. As already reported, there is a bug with 13.04. I tried Banshee. There is also a bug with that, which has been reported. ...
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How to watch Acestream / Sopcast Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

Have you guys used Acestreams? The repository has not yet issued for 16.04 LTS, but besides, it might not be free anymore. Is anyone watching acestreams / sopcast with any other software + where can ...
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Best video recording & mixing software for Ubuntu

I'm searching for a quality software for recording video streams and mixing 3 cameras' streams and photos. I need it also for online streaming on a website. It could be a commercial software, doesn'...