Live MMS stream?

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  • Hi,

    I've been trying to get a live mms stream playing, but so far have had no luck. I have static .flv files playing, and those work great.

    The stream I'm trying to get working is at:


    We're streaming our educational cable channel out using VLC. All of the examples I've been finding specify mms://U.R.L/filename.wmv. Is this something that is supported? Could anyone post a sample config?

    The config I am working with is available here:

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

  • You have to use the JW WMV Player (Windows Silverlight) for mms streams.

    The JW FLV Media Player only supports audio/video codecs that are supported by the Adobe Flash Player..

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for the info. Silverlight is out, so what should I use besides MMS on my server? In VLC, my choices are:

    UDP/RTP Multicast


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  • HTTP MP4 with H.264-Video and MP3 or AAC-Audio

    Something like this:bc.. % vlc -vvv input_stream --sout '#standard{access=http,mux=mp4,}'

    You will have to check to see if VLC can stream H.264/MP3 or AAC in an MP4 container.

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  • 1AVStreamer is a software designed to broadcast audio and video in MMS from any source including webcams and the PC desktop from under configurable quality over the web in a customized webpage inside your own website. It is all automatic and very easy to setup. TV tuners and DV cameras are supported. The program also broadcasts audio alone.

    There is no hassle in configuring it and it will even upload a ready to be visited streaming page inside your website.

    You can find 1AVStreamer here:


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  • I have a same problem . who can tell me how to do it ?

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  • You don't have to buy any proprietary software, just use mplayer to stream the mms link and ffmpeg to transcode it on the fly to flash which JWplayer already understands.
    I haven't used vlc much but that would also work.

    Good luck.

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  • @DCSD

    Did you get this working? Would you share your VLC and JWplayer settings? I'm having similar troubles -- I can get MMS streaming from VLC to work. But, I can't get it to stream something else that will work with JWplayer. Like you, the silverlight option is out.

    Here's the latest I've tried:

    vlc v4l2:///dev/video0 --sout '#transcode{vcode=FLV1,acodec=mp3}:duplicate {dst=display,dst={access=http,dst=}}'

    <script type='text/javascript' src='mediaplayer/swfobject.js'></script>
    <div id='mediaspace'>This text will be replaced</div>
    <script type='text/javascript'>
    var so = new SWFObject('mediaplayer/player.swf','mpl','470','320','9');

    It streams and plays locally (that's the duplicate {dst=display part of the vlc command). But, I just get "Video not found" in the JWplayer. Like I said, MMS is working so the server, camera, network, etc. are all fine.


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  • Hello

    How can I stream a mms within a asx without saving anything...
    I want my flash player to connect to a url on server and server automatically to read the mms via ffmpeg or mencoder and respond with a flv that flash understands.

    Is it possible? Will that be a huge server load?


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  • @Cristian – Our Flash Player will not play MMS Streams.

    However, our Silverlight Player will, check it out here –

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