software: using ffdshow + sopcast for live streams
Sunday, March 22, 2009 1:30:19 AM
ffdshow - the best set of codecs and decoders for all multimedia out there gives you two great advantges.
You are able to adjust the audio + video quality of your video stream realtime.
Download it and install it here http://www.free-codecs.com/FFDshow_download.htm
Now, here is the tricky part that had eluded me:
I always wanted to integrate ffdshow with Sopcast directly whereas the trick was to install Sopfilter - a sopcast plugin that basically allows you to watch Sopcast streams right within Windows media Player.
Download it here http://download.sopcast.cn/download/SopFilter.zip although the sopcast servers are terribly slow to europe, so here is a fast mirror http://rapidshare.com/files/212007352/SopFilter.zip or http://rapidshare.com/files/222842803/sop_filter.exe
Install the filter and Open your sopcast streams usually of type sop://broker.sopcast.com/xxx in WMP.
The best place to find livestreams for all sports event is http://myp2p.eu.
Pronto, You have ffdshow loaded with the ability to affect Video + audio in realtime.
Just makes the whole experience a lot more interesting.