Hmm....Thought a long time about answering this post, but may now its the time to write my thoughts about an alternative to shoutcast tv:
I don't tink its necassary to search for a differend method for video streaming.
We're a Webradio, broadcasting 24/7. We're almonst the hole time 1st place of nullsoft's ranking (shoutcast tv list in winamp).
I'm responsible for the developing process at this webradio. Some basics:
- We're broadcasting 2 Channels
- We're broadcasting with VP8 (WebM), AACP
- We're broadcasting simuntaniusly live in: NSV, Flash, iPhone-Video-Stream, JustinTV, sperate Audiochannels (in the past also in mms (windows media) but no one used it
With a little help with smelter from this forum and some idias (or visions) we developed our own methods for live stream-transcoding. So we don't use smelters red5-plugin (it doesn't support webm) and we don't use wowza. And so on...its all done by our own software.
Our DJs stream only with NSVCap to one Shoutcastserver. ALL the rest is done by our servers, which live-transcode this stream to the different formats. Also ustream.tv is theoreticly possible but their flash-server doesn't accept my rtmp stream - can't figure out why...
So as you can see, its possible with nsv to stream also in modern formats with a little help. Sure I would appreciate some new software for NSV from Nullsoft, but because they decieded to stop this wonderfull project does not mean that you can't custimize things you like to support.
We searched alot for new methods that are as good as nsv for our setup. But by now we didn't find anything that fits our need.