[svlug] Ubuntu and streaming on ustream.tv

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Tue Oct 20 23:16:27 PDT 2009

Well, ustream.tv is a total breeze. Alan was right, Flash 
itself finds the camera and begins broadcasting immediately. 
Pretty neat. Although right now it only works that simply in 
Vista, not Ubuntu, but I found a program called WebcanStudio 
that serves as an intermediary between your camera and 
ustream.tv, so I'll keep trying to get it work with Ubuntu, 
even though I can fall back to Vista if I need to for Science 
Pub this Sunday.


Skip Evans wrote:
> Oops, just need to Google the right term. Kino is a capture 
> program that immediately found the camera and bingo, works great.
> Now I just need to read the docs on ustream.tv to get it 
> capturing and broadcasting the stream. That will probably be 
> quite straightforward.
> Skip
> Alan DuBoff wrote:
>> On Wed, 21 Oct 2009, Skip Evans wrote:
>>> Alan DuBoff wrote:
>>>> Yes, you do that in the settings for flash, and give it access to the 
>>>> device(s). If your camera is already working on Linux, you only need 
>>>> to give access to the flash plugin to use ustream.
>>> But Linux (Ubuntu 9.04) is not finding the camera. Vista found it 
>>> right away, but Ubuntu doesn't see it. I'm having trouble finding 
>>> anything on the Internet to tell me how to make Ubuntu find it.
>> Oh, I thought you said it was working.
>> What about Ekiga, can you see the device with it? Have you used that 
>> before?
>> What type of camera?
>> I was using a logitech 9000 pro I think, I haven't used ustream in a 
>> while, I used to use it when I worked at Sun, and tried to use mostly 
>> OpenSolaris [sic] when I did. Do you have a driver on Ubuntu for the 
>> camera?
>> I would have been using Debian for Linux, when I did it.
>> Try this:
>> http://www.crazysquirrel.com/computing/debian/webcam.jspx
>> http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=24582
>> There's others ,but that should at least help you determine if it's 
>> working and/or you have a driver for it.
>> -- 
>> Alan DuBoff - Software Orchestration
>> http://www.softorchestra.com:8080/roller/blog/

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