From:   John Greaves <john@3knightsmedia.com>
Sent time:   Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:07:02 AM
To:   globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: Film Screenings using audio transmitted over radio - possible answer
 

There might be an issue with broadcasting radio which they might try to

use legal tactics to shut down but radio would be a good idea.

 

One solution which I have been working on but have only gotten a

prototype to work is to use icecast streaming server. There is a nice

mac program based on this called Nicecast

http://www.rogueamoeba.com/nicecast/

 

this lets you start an internet radio station using itunes or just the

mic on your computer. It's a free trial that lets you broadcast for an

hour at a time, but it's only like $60 for the full license.

 

This is initially set up to broadcast over the internet, but if you can

have a wireless router running hooked up to a computer using nicecast

then anyone who joins that wireless network will be able to listen to

the audio.

 

a few problems: there is a 7 second delay on the audio so it might not

be good to sync movies. I'm not sure how much capacity this will have,

but the prototype works.

 

people join the wireless router's network then go to a local url and hit

play from an html5 browser.

 

Another possible answer for streaming movies is using the same network

router, but using vlc to stream the movie over the network so a bunch of

people can view it on their phone. THis would work, but is best for

prerecorded stuff because there is a 7 second delay on the video too.

 

 

THis can be really powerful if you guys want to spend the energy to make

it work.

it can also create a local web site that people can access to see what's

happening and what is needed within the local area network range. If we

can get it working it can be replicated pretty easily and cheaply.

 

I am not available to be there until next week but I can skype or email

with people on the details of the procedure to get these solutions going.

 

Radio might just be the answer, but I thought I would add this

additional info

 

 

 

 

John

 

 

 

 

 

On 10/11/11 9:37 AM, Pam Tietze wrote:

> If we can use an FM transmitter that can cover the length of the

> square, we can 'occupy' a station and transmit audio (yes the GA

> meetings and whatever else people want) live that people can listen to

> with their phones. I think. Ha

>

> That airtime can be scheduled like a calendar so people can transmit

> different info at all times. It gets around the amplification issue.

>

> It seems pretty simple to me in theory. It's like what they use on

> walking tours, etc.

>

>

> On Oct 11, 8:37 am, Daniel Levine<danieltrump...@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Pam. Not sure exactly what you had in mind, but we have a radio working

>> group. WBAI is giving us a half hour slot on their station starting next

>> week (mon-fri 6:30-7). We're also looking into podcasting if you can help

>> call me. 347-853-2612

>>

>>

>>

>>

>>

>>

>>

>> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 1:35 AM, Pam Tietze<pam.tie...@gmail.com> wrote:

>>> Hi there,

>>> It's completely possible that this has already been discussed, but I

>>> was wondering why we don't transmit audio on a radio channel so people

>>> can tune in and/or listen with their phones. I was thinking about this

>>> because I wanted to screen films at the square and was trying to

>>> think of different ways for people to hear the audio aside from

>>> subtitles.

>>> There could also be a website where people can 'tune in' and listen

>>> with their phones.

>>> What do you think??

>>> Thanks,

>>> Pam

>>> 254-681-8061

 

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