I've been doin' a little experimenting with NSV (though not live) since I've had to keep my cam offline because this new keyboard takes up the USB connection which my cam ordinarily and otherwise would (Grrrr
) and I have to say that while I'm not an expert by any means, I like to think I'm catching on.
Having said that, I think the NSV format is too dependent on UNCOMPRESSED MPEG rather than taking what's available. Add to this the fact that there isn't a way in which one can use their favorite conversion program unless FLASK *IS* your favorite program (It's certainly NOT one of mine) PLUS the fact that the current NSV Tools don't work with AVI unless you use the Batch Encoder (which BTW seems to have a problem finding an audio codec on my machine for some strange reason even with my radio station OFF THE AIR as it gives an audio codec not found error message), I'd have to say that I think it'll most likely be quite some time before the new NSV video format EVER takes off like SHOUTcast has UNLESS you have a webcam and (if you run a radio station like *I* do
) open an additional port within the SHOUTcast server to allow room for a LIVE video stream complete with audio (I suppose I could always have the radio station use the NULL Output plugin within Winamp if needed).
As much as I hate to admit it (because I'd really like to see this thing become a reality), I don't see myself dumping iVista 4.1 with audio module anytime soon (if ever).
Oh well....Maybe good things shouldn't be rushed...
But we can at least PREPARE for it though
Cheers for now