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xmanordotcom
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Instructions for adding streaming audio

Post by xmanordotcom » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:02 am

:!: THIS POST IS NOW OUTDATED :!:
Look for the post "Yawcam with streaming audio" for a free way to stream your audio.

Streaming audio is not supported by Yawcam, however there is a work around. After looking throughout the web I have found a solution. One warning... Since the video and audio are not run by the same program and cannot sinc, there is a 10 second lag in audio timing. While you can't keep an eye on the screen full time... the audio can help.

For adding audio you will need to: install Yawcam and install BroadWave Streaming Audio Server (free version) from http://www.nch.com.au/streaming/index.html.

Next add this code in Yawcam at settings, edit settings..., stream, page designer..., page text box

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<center>Audio is delayed 10 seconds.
<br>
<EMBED src="http://_your_ip_here_:88/broadwave.m3u?src=1&rate=1" autostart=false hidden=false>
<br>
Audio Streamed by the <br><a href="http://www.nch.com.au/streaming/index.html">BroadWave Streaming Audio Server</a>
by <a href="http://www.nch.com.au/index.html">NCH Software</a>.</center><p>
Just remember to change "http://_your_ip_here_:88" to your ip address.
To auto start the audio... change the tag line "autostart=false" to "autostart=true".
To hide the player change the tag line "hidden=false" to "hidden=true".
BroadWave does require a link on each audio page for the free version.

Thanks to the Yawcam page text box, adding the code is easy. Immagine having to look for the html pages to modify it and hope it works and at the very least didn't mess up anything else. Thumbs up to the designers!

If you want to see a working version check out my cam at http://xmanor.com/.
It is usualy on between 4PM to 12AM Mountain Standart Time.

UPDATE: 02/03/2009 15:16: Remember to turn off your speakers or it will create a hum that gets louder and louder as it repeats itself.
Last edited by xmanordotcom on Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:45 am, edited 3 times in total.

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malun
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Post by malun » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:46 pm

Thanks for the tip!

/malun

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Post by xmanordotcom » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:41 pm

malun wrote:Thanks for the tip!

/malun
Your very welcome. :P

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Post by Laura Boivin » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:51 am

Hi xmanordotcom,

I clicked on the link to your site, but hear nothing but a mild hum.

Am I missing something here?

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Post by xmanordotcom » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:42 am

Laura Boivin wrote:Hi xmanordotcom,

I clicked on the link to your site, but hear nothing but a mild hum.

Am I missing something here?
If you hear nothing, it is because nothing is happening. I use this as my security cam. I cannot always monitor the screen while at work but, I can listen in. Emails are nice, but when something is happening... I can hear what is going on.

BTW... The hum is from my desktop computer.

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Post by Laura Boivin » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:34 am

thanks,,,now I understand the concept. I was thinking that you could broadcast music....

hmm, I guess you could if you had music on in your home hiuh?
must go play with that in the monitoring.

thanks

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Post by xmanordotcom » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:45 am

Laura Boivin wrote:thanks,,,now I understand the concept. I was thinking that you could broadcast music....

hmm, I guess you could if you had music on in your home hiuh?
must go play with that in the monitoring.

thanks
The streaming software has the option to stream something pre-recorded, live from a mic, or even music if it is looped from the mic to your speaker output.

I thought about streaming music, but I don't think it would be legal.

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Post by Thomas Acid » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:07 pm

xmanordotcom wrote: ...I thought about streaming music, but I don't think it would be legal.
How about get some "free and legal"stuffs from http://www.jamendo.com/en/?

I can't find "System Requeriments" in NCH home page. What is your PC's spec? Are You running Yawcam in same machine?

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Post by xmanordotcom » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:28 pm

Thomas Acid wrote:
xmanordotcom wrote: ...I thought about streaming music, but I don't think it would be legal.
How about get some "free and legal"stuffs from http://www.jamendo.com/en/?

I can't find "System Requeriments" in NCH home page. What is your PC's spec? Are You running Yawcam in same machine?

My use of Broadwave is more for security than for music. I checked out the website and it seems to be ok for those who want to add music for their site. Thanks for the tip. I'm sure it will be usefull for others adding the Broadwave Audio Streamer to stream live content. For private Streaming I use VibeStreamer which is unbelievable for a free product.

System Requirements... http://www.nch.com.au/streaming/index.html#102

My PC Secs...
WinXP, SP3, P4, 3.4Ghz, 1GB RAM.
Using Comcast Business Class Internet w/ static IP's which allows servers on their service.

Software running on this machine...
Running Yawcam, Broadwave, VibeStreamer, DeskNow and Apache on the same machine I use for everyday use.
I will be tying them together on dedicated machines very soon after testing and saving the setup files for easy transfer.

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Re: Instructions for adding streaming audio

Post by curiousjoe2010 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:51 pm

xmanordotcom wrote:Streaming audio is not supported by Yawcam, however there is a work around. After looking throughout the web I have found a solution. One warning... Since the video and audio are not run by the same program and cannot sinc, there is a 10 second lag in audio timing. While you can't keep an eye on the screen full time... the audio can help.

For adding audio you will need to: install Yawcam and install BroadWave Streaming Audio Server (free version) from http://www.nch.com.au/streaming/index.html.

Next add this code in Yawcam at settings, edit settings..., stream, page designer..., page text box

Code: Select all

<center>Audio is delayed 10 seconds.
<br>
<EMBED src="http://_your_ip_here_:88/broadwave.m3u?src=1&rate=1" autostart=false hidden=false>
<br>
Audio Streamed by the <br><a href="http://www.nch.com.au/streaming/index.html">BroadWave Streaming Audio Server</a>
by <a href="http://www.nch.com.au/index.html">NCH Software</a>.</center><p>
Just remember to change "http://_your_ip_here_:88" to your ip address.
To auto start the audio... change the tag line "autostart=false" to "autostart=true".
To hide the player change the tag line "hidden=false" to "hidden=true".
BroadWave does require a link on each audio page for the free version.

Thanks to the Yawcam page text box, adding the code is easy. Immagine having to look for the html pages to modify it and hope it works and at the very least didn't mess up anything else. Thumbs up to the designers!

If you want to see a working version check out my cam at http://xmanor.com/.
It is usualy on between 4PM to 12AM Mountain Standart Time.

UPDATE: 02/03/2009 15:16: Remember to turn off your speakers or it will create a hum that gets louder and louder as it repeats itself.
The mentioned above software don't give free anymore but 15 days trail instead. I hope Yawcam upcoming version will include live audio as well. It would be great place the old pc near back door so when kid scream at back yard will be hear when visual is out of focus, at least know they are still around.

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Re: Instructions for adding streaming audio

Post by xmanordotcom » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:26 am

The mentioned above software don't give free anymore but 15 days trail instead. I hope Yawcam upcoming version will include live audio as well. It would be great place the old pc near back door so when kid scream at back yard will be hear when visual is out of focus, at least know they are still around.
Just after I posted that they apparently changed from a free version to a shareware version. I am now testing the "Windows Media Encoder" to stream audio. This appears to be promising since it is free and has many options. When I am done testing it and all is well, there will be a new post for "Adding audio with Windows Media Encoder".

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Re: Instructions for adding streaming audio

Post by prutserke » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:36 pm

xmanordotcom wrote:
The mentioned above software don't give free anymore but 15 days trail instead. I hope Yawcam upcoming version will include live audio as well. It would be great place the old pc near back door so when kid scream at back yard will be hear when visual is out of focus, at least know they are still around.
Just after I posted that they apparently changed from a free version to a shareware version. I am now testing the "Windows Media Encoder" to stream audio. This appears to be promising since it is free and has many options. When I am done testing it and all is well, there will be a new post for "Adding audio with Windows Media Encoder".
Thanks in advance for the testing you do.

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Post by Twisted Uterus » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:19 pm

As per your suggestion, I just tried the Broadwave program. Set up is totally idiot proof, sound quality is GREAT, but the 10 second lag is a killer... I now have Broadwave and Yawcam running through an encrypted VPN (Hamachi). Works great

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Post by xmanordotcom » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:23 am

I have noticed issues with the free version of broadwave after a short time period. When they changed to shareware (Even though I already had the freeware version) I began looking for an alternative due to the software issues.

I found a free streamer for streaming audio. Windows Media Encoder is by Microsoft and works well but only better because it is free. I made a new post with "Yawcam with streaming audio". That post has the code to display it on your Yawcam page. It also has a link to my tutorial video on Youtube. This is my first tutorial or really the second since the Camtasia Recorder crashed and I lost all the video and had to redo it :cry:

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Post by xmanordotcom » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:33 am

Twisted Uterus wrote:As per your suggestion, I just tried the Broadwave program. Set up is totally idiot proof, sound quality is GREAT, but the 10 second lag is a killer... I now have Broadwave and Yawcam running through an encrypted VPN (Hamachi). Works great
Unfortunately the lag is something we have to deal with. I've tried many different options lately and not one has the ability to reduce the lag. The only option is other cam software that supports audio but even then... the audio AND video is lagged to sync the media (not good for security). How quick can someone get to your computer and start unplugging things?

If your Yawcam setup is for security reasons... the video is awesome (no lag). If your just wanting to streaming video/audio to a webpage it can be done with Windows Media Encoder but, there is a ten second lag with both the video and audio so it can sync.

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