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    Hatched in a dilapidated glass blowing factory in northern Taiwan, Tweetie-dee and Tweetie-dum escaped from their modest confines and emigrated to Berkeley, CA via Federal Express in early 2004. View their aviary live here. In the background, photons permitting, Hubzilla, friend to maccers and birds alike of all molecular faiths and structures occasionally makes cameo appearances. Regrettably, Hubzilla is a near-extinct species and can only be purchased on rare occasion.

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    I'm speachless... :huh:
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    hehe. yeah, spectre is the man when it comes to webcam antics. I'm still waiting to see his firedino take on those birds.
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    Deep within the realm of The Kew Department lies a quaint four-bedroom house known as The Chicken Ranch, occupied by Miss Mona, Project4 and arty

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    Broadcasts initiated from the web interface utilize a command-line version of QuickTime Broadcaster.
    Both the command-line and GUI versions of QuickTime Broadcaster can utilize Broadcaster Presets. These XML files describe the parameters for audio and video encoding.
    By default, the Broadcaster Presets for the GUI application are stored in the directory "QuickTime Broadcaster Presets" in the user's "Library" directory. Broadcasts initiated from the QTSS web administrative interface look for presets files in the directory: "/Library/QuickTimeStreaming/Config/Broadcaster Presets"

    The easiest way to generate and test Preset files is with the QuickTime Broadcaster GUI application. The preset files for Audio and Video are in "Audio" and "Video" subdirectories of the the presets directory outlined above.

    It is possible to manually copy preset files from the logged in user's presets directory into the directory for the QTSS web administrative interface. Doing so requires administrative access to the system, and the need to check and set permissions on the files: The streaming server in QTSS version 5 runs under the "qtss" user. As a result the files and directories for the web broadcaster must be accessible to this user.

    This document presents an alternative strategy to manually copying settings files: Enabling login for "qtss" user. When logged in as the "qtss" user permissions on the settings files will automatically be set. In addition, QuickTime Broadcaster can be configured to save the settings files in the directory which the web administrative interface looks for settings files. Setting this up provides a good workflow for testing and using broadcaster settings used via the web administrative interface.

    The streaming server runs under the "qtss" user. Enabling login for this user makes it easy to create and test Broadcaster Settings files. This task can be accomplished with Workgroup Manager on Mac OS X Server. Before enabling log-in for the qtss user, it may be necessary to create the "Broadcaster Presets" directory where the QTSS web administrative interface looks fore presets files. These steps outline a one-time setup procedure to accomplish these tasks.

    Creating the Broadcaster Presets directory and setting permissions:

    Log into the server using the administrative user account.
    When logged in, create the "Broadcaster Presets" directory in the directory:
    This can be accomplished from the Finder by navigating to that directory and creating a New Folder named "Broadcaster Presets:"

    Or from the command-line:
    mkdir "/Library/QuickTimeStreaming/Config/Broadcaster Presets"
    Check and set the permissions on this directory so that the "qtss" user is the owner. This can be done by selecting the folder in the Finder, and selecting "Get Info" from the File menu. Disclose the permissions area and set the owner to "qtss":

    This can also be accomplished from the command-line via:
    chown qtss "/Library/QuickTimeStreaming/Config/Broadcaster Presets"
    Enabling login for the "qtss" user:

    1.) Launch Workgroup Manager and connect to your server. The "qtss" user is a system user that doesn't automatically appear in the list of users. To view system users, selecte "Preferences" from the Workgroup Manager menu and enable "Show system users and groups":

    2.) With system users enabled, find the user listed as "QuickTime Streaming Server" in the list. Click on that user, then click the "Home" tab. Change the home directory to a mount point such as "/Users" to provide the qtss user with a real home directory:
    Click on "Create Home Now", then clck the "Save" button.
    3.) Under the "Basic" tab, set and confirm the password for the qtss user.

    Now that the qtss user account has been enabled for login, it can be used to create and test broadcast settings files. Note: These steps must be performed at the server console (or remotely via Apple Remote Desktop).

    1.) Log in as the "qtss" user using the password set above in Workgroup Manager.
    2.) Launch the QuickTime Broadcaster GUI application.
    3.) Select "Preferences" from the QuickTime Broadcaster menu. Set the default location for Presets to the Broadcast Presets directory created above (this is the directory where the web administrative interface looks for custom preset files):

    Note: You only need to set this preference once. Once set, presets will be saved in this directory.
    4.) Set up your Audio and Video settings. From the "Preset" pop-up select "Save Preset". Name the preset with queues to the source, and encoding parameters:

    5.) It is a good idea to test settings to make sure they are functioning properly. From the network tab, set the Broadcaster to send the stream to the local host address. Then start up the broadcast and tune in from a remote system to the sdp file specified:

    Note: The Network settings from QuickTime Broadcaster won't be used with the web administrative interface. Those settings are created when configuring the webcast via the web administrative interface. Only audio and video settings will be used.
    6.) It is not possible to run both the QuickTime Broadcaster GUI application and start/stop Broadcaster from the web administrative interface at the same time. Quit the QuickTime Broadcaster GUI application before attempting to use the web administrative interface.

    Once the settings files have been created, the Web Administrative interface can be used to manage, start and stop live broadcasts.

    Log into the web administrative interface (http://<serverAddress>:1220).
    Click on the "Broadcaster" link to access Broadcaster functions. If the Broadcaster isn&#39;t running, the following window will appear start broadcaster.
    Click on "OK" to start the broadcaster process on the server.
    Configure the broadcast using settings files that were created by the qtss user above. Select Audio and/or Video presets from the pop-up menus:
    Note: The standard built-in presets are also listed. It is best to use custom presets that were created and tested instead of the built-in presets.
    Specify the "mount point" and "buffer delay" for the broadcast. The "mountpoint" specifies the filename for the sdp file that will be created when the broadcast is initiated. The mountpoint is relative to the Movies directory configured on the server. The buffer delay controls how many seconds the stream will be buffered by the server before being sent to clients tuning in.
    When the settings are configured, click the "Start Broadcast" link to initiate the Broadcast.
    When a broadcast is running, it can be stopped and started:
    Note: The "View Broadcast" link should not be used when running the web administrative interface on the server console. It can be used when running the web administrative interface on a remote system.
    The rtsp url for the web cast will be rtsp://<serverAddress>/<mountPoint>.This URL can be used from QuickTime Player, as the target for the href parameter in the Object/Embed tag, etc.

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