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    Looking for a Live Streaming Video Solution

    One of my clients is interested in setting up a series of live video cameras that streams video to his web site. He wants to show multiple angle shots of a paintball field.

    Most of the streaming solutions I found require an exe executable or Java file to be downloaded and installed.

    I know there are some web sites that do this without a downloaded executable. I assume that some type of player is required, but I am not sure how this is done.

    Does anyone have any experience setting something like this up? How would I go about doing it?
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    I can get you in touch with a friend who runs a hosting company, he should be able to do all this.
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    I think that a service such as ustream.tv would work. I watched a live stream and it was using Adobe Flash Player. For multiple cameras, I guess that they would need a video selector box that can rotate around the camera feeds. I would look up security camera solutions for this. Then they would only need to stream one feed to the web.

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    The client already has 14 cameras in place and is testing a downloadable from a Chinese company. Each visitor would be required to download an exe file to access the cameras. Quite frankly, I am skittish about even testing an exe file out of China.

    The guy seems to like the Chinese solution, but I think there will be a high degree of resistance with installing an executable on user's PCs. Plus, I have not idea as to what could be hidden in a file like that and it could be disastrous if the file creates problems.

    There has to be a better way to do this that does not require a download.
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    Each visitor would be required to download an exe file to access the cameras
    Unless it's a new kind of p0rn, it ain't gonna happen.

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    That's my feeling as well. The guy keeps bugging me to look at the Chinese executable solution, but I don't want to install it.
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