View Full Version : [ubuntu] How To Stream Live to a Website?

September 8th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Hey guys, I'm writing for a Legend of Zelda fansite, LegendZelda.net (http://www.legendzelda.net). I am exploring the idea of doing live streams of us playing some of the games. I have a Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804.The best way to do this would probably take a video-out cable from the back of the TV, and plug it into my laptop. What hardware do I need to accomplish this? A TV-Tuner card? If so, what could I get for my laptop that plays well with Ubuntu? If not, is there some RCA-to-USB/etc. cable that would be helpful? And also, what software would I use to do this? I'd also need a webcam and mircophone, any thoughts on which work best and how to use them?

Or is this all simply over Ubuntu's head? I'd hate to have to go to Windows. =(


September 8th, 2010, 02:31 PM
The easiest way to do this would be to download a NES emulator (or whichever platform you're using) for Linux and use its built-in movie recording. Most emulators have a video-dump ability.
You will need the LoZ ROMS, which are on tricky legal ground. If you own the game in question, I imagine downloading the ROM would be legal. In any case, there are a trillion and one ROMsites out there.

This does, however, mean you will be playing the game on a PC rather than on the actual console - but AFAIK there are a good few game-controller-to-usb adapters.

September 8th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Well if that's the case, then I'll use the Retrode (http://www.retrode.org/). Fascinating device, allows nearly any old game to be plugged in and viewed by your computer as a removable drive with a rom on it. I also know how to configure a Wiimote and a Wiimote Classic controller to be used as a wireless controller for the emulator. But anyway, if that's the way to go there, then easily done. However, what about the streaming? How would I stream the video from my laptop to the site?