From: Marco Ciampa <ciampix@li...> - 2011-09-29 10:34:31
I'm throwing an idea, do not know if it could be possible / expanded or not.
This feature could be so powerful to be worth a italc 3.0 series...
The idea: starting vlc via italc could make italc extremely powerful for
teaching foreign languages.
How: vlc could be started as a media transmission server, (see: start
vlc->Media->Streaming (ctrl+s)) on the teacher italc. At the
same time one/some/all italc clients could start vlc as a streaming
client (see: start vlc->Open network stream (ctrl+n))
1) vlc like italc is multi-platform. So it will be possible to use it
even in a mixed OS environment (great!)
2) works audio even with slow local networks. With high speed nets,
audio-video or even HD!
3) foreign language teaching labs are reeeeaaaaalllllyyy expensive and
this could be really something useful. Could be even worth looking for
someone that could "sponsor" this add-on... maybe a even a GSOC project?!?
4) vlc could tranmit in point-to-point, multicast, broadcast, TCP or
UDP. Every choice has pros & cons. Do a vlc --help to see the great
range of possible options ...
5) this improvement could be so important that could be worth asking the
vlc team about how to do it well. I suppose they could be very pleased about...
6) maybe it could be worth to incorporate directly vlc or to use it
externally by italc or a mix as a fall-back. This could be a trade-off
choice or a user choice...do not know...
What do you think about this idea?
PS: I could test it, of course...
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