Saturday, November 19, 2011

setting up live video streaming - aspect ratio and timezone

This will be a series of posts about setting up video streaming on our new dedicated server from Voxel.

 P wanted the timezone on the server to be set to IST, for ease of recognizing recorded files etc. Did it with dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
which is the Ubuntu way of doing it at present.

Then: the flv video which we saved on the server seemed to have an NTSC flag set somewhere. Probably originating from the Adobe FMLE (Flash Media Live Encoder). So, the video was being seen with a skewed aspect ratio even though it was square pixels 400x224 25 fps. Finally solved it at the client side using stretching:"exactfit" as a parameter for the jwplayer.

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