STREAMING: Broadcast Video from your Windows Mobile device with ComVu's Pocket Caster [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 07.04.06 - 18:23:40 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 21231x Not Tagged
I just came across a service called ComVu which was posted about at MoDaCo and while it's not that new anymore, it looks interesting. Especially now where we have some UMTS/3G flat fees here which you need to make it fully usable!.
ComVu is a so far - free service which includes a client for Windows Mobile devices (which is only around 450 Kb) to broadcast live audio and video from your Pocket PC (and even Smartphone, according the support page) to the Internet!. The broadcasts can then be either watched live and in real-time at the web or later from the archive.
This gives some complete new scenarios to use a Windows Mobile device for and I have some in mind already I will test later. However, the first public test I will do later today when I join the Munich Windows Mobile User Group meeting. So stay tuned and check out my live stream from there at 7 PM CET. Streamed from my HTC Universal, using the E-Plus' UMTS network.
For now, I will broadcast a test stream from my living room window (not much too see yet but the sky of Munich only). Please let me know in the comments how and if it is working for you.
UPDATE: If you've missed my live-ride to the User Group meeting, you can watch the recording here now and keep in mind, it was streamed via UMTS with 80 Kbit/s! Pretty impressive expect the fact that everything is mirrored. In Munich we drive on the right side, not left! ;-)