Have you ever wanted to take video from your cablebox and push it over a LAN? firestream is a utility that takes firewire output from a cablebox and transmits it over the network using either udp or multicast.
firestream uses raw1394 libraries which requires a node to connect to. The program can automatically select the first active node or the user can specify a node. Users can find active nodes by using the plugreport utility. The active nodes will show oPCR and iPCR online. If a user wants to specify a node the first parameter needs to be -n followed by node number.
To send 1394 output to computer 192.168.0.10 and port 6000 via udp:
To send 1394 output to multicast network 22.214.171.124 and port 6000:
To use 1394 node 1 and sent output to computer 192.168.0.10 and 192.168.0.20 with port 6000 as destination via udp:
firestream -n 1 192.168.0.10:6000 192.168.0.20:6000
Using vlc streaming to 192.168.0.10:6000. On the machine with network address 192.168.0.10:
For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org