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I would like to take a CNN, FOX News, etc Live Video and stream it!

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10:43 pm on Mar 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I would like to take a CNN, FOX News, etc Live Video and stream it on my website?

Is there a way to piggyback, hijack or re-route this video for use on my website? Tutorials, websites or YouTube Instructionals would be great!

12:20 am on Mar 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You're looking for major copyright trouble. Network video news footage is typically licensed for roughly $100/second, with various minimum usage fees. I don't know what they'd get for penalties.
7:30 pm on Mar 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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VLC, free, open-source software.

You can use the savings to pay your lawyer.

10:54 pm on Mar 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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VLC, free, open-source software...can you expand on that idea?
12:06 am on Mar 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jtara is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



VLC builds on top of ffmpeg. It's basically a video viewer which supports a large number of formats, but has many other uses. One of them is the ability to take an incoming video stream and split it n-ways while potentially changing format.

For example, you could take an incoming H.264 stream, send a copy to disk in AVI format, a stream to a media server in MPEG3, another stream to a different media server in 3GPP, etc. etc.

It's a viewer with a built-in Swiss Army Knife for video streams.

Why not visit the website or Wikipedia and read up on it?

But, as others have pointed out, unless you are in a country that doesn't recognize international copyrights, this is begging for legal trouble.

 

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