get a tv card for your pc and then use http://www.videolan.org/ to stream the tv across a lan.
ive used this program to stream divx movies but i never tried a live input.
Im planning a small server based gigabit network to supply audio and video to small client computers placed around my house and of course in my car. I have everything planned out, small server, large NAS unit, cut down mini-itx computers(most storage handled by the NAS) etc the only hurdle i have come across is that i want to hook my Sky satellite unit(DVB) into the server and then 'stream' it across to the other 2 or 3 computers on the network, so i can do away with the old co-ax and go completely cat 5e or maybe cat 6.
Is their an easy and cheap way to stream the live Sky signal to the client computers, and then via s-video to any television attached? ie with a video capture card etc, i dont fancy buying a complete broadcast media server(cisco ip/tv etc)
Any help appreciated, must be some IP and network gurus around!
Make sure the card does encoding and decoding using Hardware based not software based. It will work smoother.
Thanks for the replies
Looks like a video capture card and ip streaming software is the way forward! Anyone know what kind of quality i can expect from streaming mpeg2 compared to mpeg4? Considering worst case scenario will be s-video from sky set top box, into video capture card, then monkeyed around by the software then pumped down cat 5e or 6 over fast ethernet or gigabit ethernet into a small mini-itx p4 or celeron D setup and then back to s-video/scart and into tv!
I can already feel the coax wires in my house becoming redundant!(little bits at a time anyway, aerial on roof already an ugly thing of the past)