As far as marketing goes I guess this article may one day bring me some hate
for teaching some dumbass to build online infomercials, but I assure you my
motives are far less industrious.
If you live outside North America, like me, you might think watching your
favorite TV provider back home was impossible. In fact for years I figured I
was just stuck with crap TV and limewire downloads. Trailerpark Boys,
Battlestar Gallactica, and Family Guy had become pleasures I relied on friends
to send me in the mail, years after they aired. Until now...
I have been fiddling with this all day and I will say VLC (www.videolan.org)
is one of the coolest open source programs I have come across in some time.
Platform support is universal from Win32, *Nix to even long dead BeOS. These
are also the people behind Google Video if that is any indication. VLC allows
you to stream video online, multicast, save incoming streams, and do all sorts
of cool things only people with lots of money should be able to do – like open
your own TV station. The quality is really amazing and of course ...