|| ||Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu-AT-randomink.org>|
|| ||[ANNOUNCE] Hippopotamus 0.1 - A source client for broadcasting in
Ogg/Theora to an icecast2 server|
|| ||Mon, 17 Jul 2006 15:33:50 +0530|
|| ||linux-india-general-AT-lists.sourceforge.net, ilug-cal-AT-ilug-cal.org|
Hippopotamus is a simple GStreamer/GTK based application which lets you
stream Ogg/Theora video to a Icecast server. In other words, it acts as
an easy to use source client for IceCast (2.x). At present, it can only
stream video data from v4l devices (webcams, etc) - but I plan to add
support for audio within the next one or two releases. Hippopotamus was
inspired by the screencasting software Istanbul, and copies heavily from it.
The name Hippopotamus
Well, I think I like hippopotami, and so I named it Hippopotamus.
Besides, it gave me the oppurtunity to create such a cool logo. My
friend Sayan, however, thinks otherwise - and hereâs his explanation for
* Hippos Â» Ancient Greek word for horse - signifying fast.
* Potamos Â» Ancient Greek word for river, signifying a stream.
So, the combination of Hippos and Potamos, ie, Hippopotamus stands for
OK - that was Sayanâs explanation, and not mine - Iâll simply stick to
the fact that I have a fascination for hippopotami, and I like hippopotami.
About this release
This is the very first release of Hippopotamus (codenamed "Bangalore").
I have just worked on it for approximately 2 days (that included my
getting familiar with the GNOME DP and GStreamer), and the code is still
in extreme alpha stage. It assumes that all the accessory elements of
the streaming stack (Gstreamer, Icecast2, etc) are functioning perfectly
and does not do _any_ kind of error checking/handling whatsoever. So
please please, do not blame me if Hippopotamus gobbles up your entire
harddisk or makes your head explode. Download and use it entirely at
your own risk.
Website and download link
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