Guide For Starting Your Own NSV -
Winamp TV Streaming Video Station

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You must determine the type of content you wish to stream :

Copyright rules do apply to Winamp TV broadcasting.  It is highly recommended that you request written authorization from the copyright holder of any material prior to broadcasting.  These authorizations should be kept on file.

What type of video encoding will you use :

VP3 is a open source video codec sponsored by ON2. It can be used for commercial or personal use without need for licensing.

Theora is a open source video codec sponsored by Xiph. It can be used for commercial or personal use without need for licensing.

Dirac is a open source video codec sponsored by the British Broadcasting Corporation. It can be used for commercial or personal use without need for licensing.



VP6 codec information

VP6 is a proprietary closed source video codec and requires licensing for commercial use.

- Nullsoft Shoutcast server supports the NSV format (VP3 and VP6 video codecs).
- Icecast Icecast server supports the NSV format (VP3 and VP6 video codecs) and Theora video codecs.
- Radio Tool Box Steamcast server supports the NSV format (VP3 and VP6 video codecs) Theora video codecs.

What type of audio encoding will you use :

-Low bit rate (Less than 36 kbs) audio encoding using MP3 codec.
-Audio encoding with AAC and AAC-Plus codec.

Broadcasting your Winamp TV / NSV stream :

You must source ( send ) the live OR recorded video to a Shoutcast compatible server to be streamed.

- How to configure a Shoutcast server.
- How to configure a Icecast server.
- How to configure a Steamcast server.

The number of potential viewers is determined by the total streaming rate (audio plus video plus network overhead) divided by the available bandwidth.

Additional Information :

- Video file processing help.
- Adding graphics or logos to new NSV video.
- On demand streaming of video files.
- How to stream audio only using ActiveX player.

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