View Full Version : need help - linux VJ solutions
17th May 2002, 02:51 AM
I need a hand. I've got a project coming up that requires a live video stream to a projector (possibly multiple projectors). The stream has to be uninterrupted (no windows screens, no "file Open" dialogs, hopefully no crashes), so all the editing/mixing has to be done on another machine (or possibly just another monitor). I've looked at vJo (ver 3), and it doesn't seem to have those features. I've looked at Resolume, which seems to fit the bill, but it runs slowly. We're looking into Linux possibilities for the stability (and because the audio will be kept separate, on another machine running Linux).
17th May 2002, 12:55 PM
?could you be a bit more specific about the type of video stream this will be? - its very hard to recomend anything without more details of what you wish to do
17th May 2002, 08:12 PM
Type? Well, it's for a concert. I want to be able to call short video clips (1-5 seconds), one after the other, and stream them to a projector. I intend to have a playlist premade, but I would like to insert/rearrange clips on the fly without disrupting the show. Is this suitable information? or am I missing the point completely?
17th May 2002, 08:18 PM
oh, and as far as video codec is concerned, I'll encode the files however is appropriate. So far, most of the files are divx avis.
21st May 2002, 10:35 AM
ok so its a clip player your after
the only VJ software for linux that i know of is effectv which is designed for the adding of effects to live cameras so are not really suited for your use.
there is also a program called freej that might be more suitable - i don't know if its working at all yet though.
you could use xanim to play playlists but the fuctionality is not to great
really your better off on windows (arghhh) as media software is much more mature.
try vjamm or mytime or miemi or one of the many other clip players - i'm shure you'll find something thats suitable and stable enough
6th August 2003, 10:20 AM
On Linux you should check out M?B - http://mob.bek.no
It will do all thethings you're after exept maybe the use of a playlist, but that could be easily added.
6th August 2003, 11:23 AM
You can try veejay and see if it does the job,
it has an optional remote interface (tcp/ip) 'gveejay' which you can invoke on another machine,
to control veejay. Veejay allows easy switching between live feed (tv/capture card) and
video samples (in mjpeg/yuv4mpeg/ quasar dv) , and it supports mixing the live feed
with any other input by using one of the many video effects, like chroma key, luma key, blending , splitted/squashed screens, etc.
You could use divx with veejay, by using mplayer to feed the stream into veejay
, but I would convert the divx to mjpeg by using mplayer and the mjpegtool's utilities
so it can be used as a video sample (for setting looping,speed,slowmotion etc)
Also, you can use Effectv to capture the live feed , and pipe it to veejay, or any way around
Some sites of interest:
6th August 2003, 11:50 AM
Almost forgot, veejay runs in Linux
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