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I have a 100mbit ethernet connection via LAN. I was wondering if I build a HTPC hook it up to the ethernet would I be able to send the live signal from the HTPC recieving the satellite signal, to my upstairs PC via ethernet, so I could watch it as the show is airing. Not a previously recoreded show. Is this possible and if so how would I go about doing it, which program? Thanks, in advanced
 

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Windows Media Encoder can do live broadcasting/streaming, which is pretty much what you want. It is a free download from Microsoft. 100Mb/s should be able to handle that.
 

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Cal,


I think what he wants is a video balun - not to stream media.


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Hmmmm . . . I sounded like he didn't care how he got it as long as it was live. That is a good way to do it.
 

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I think the balun idea is probably better. I actually thought the idea was pretty cool.
 

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Isn't a video balun used for sending 'video via Cat 5 cable' as opposed to 'video via Ethernet'? Unless there are video-to-Cat 5 devices that allow simultaneous network connection, I think the streaming video encoder is what Cardguy needs.
 

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Well Cardguy, what do you need :)
 

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He said ethernet and he mentioned having an HTPC at the head-end. If he wanted to send it over CAT5, putting an HTPC at the front makes no sense since you would have an extra A/D conversion in there at the minimum.
 

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Basicly what I want to do is send the signal from my downstairs HTPC, to my upstairs normal PC using cat5 ethernet cable, its just a 100mbit LAN. So since my HTPC computer has a TV Tuner Card with the satellite connection into it, I want to send that satellite signal upstairs via 100mbit LAN to my computer so I can watch satellite from my upstairs computer if I want. (I know the channel for satellite will have to be changed downstairs inless I get a IR sender thingy).


I just don't know how to send that video signal, like what program, if there is one. Rather than having to split that satelite cable, and run a new cable upstairs.


Thanks, hope thats a clearer explination
 

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You're using different terminology in your post and it makes it hard to figure out what you want.


You are possibly talking about two things:


-Sending video over CAT 5 cables.

-Sending video over a network.


Both have actually been answered, you just need to decide which you need! :)
 

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How is the video quality using an RJ45 balun and is there one made that will do S-video to RJ45? What do you do about the stereo audio?
 

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What I want to do is send video thru a network. Via NIC's, a Hub, and a patch cable (cat5, with RJ45). I don't want to use the patch cable as a cable to send video, but send it thru the LAN. So I need to use Windows Media Player? I don't get how you could set that up.
 

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This helped me maybe someone else:

"Profile on Baluns


Baluns allow two dissimilar cable types to be joined together with the minimum of electrical degradation. The word Balun comes from the terms Balanced cable (twisted pair), and Unbalanced cable (co-ax), i.e. a device permitting the physical and electrical connection of these very different cable types. Our Baluns have been designed with the installer in mind. The units have the following features:"


Can someone tell me what speed network will work for video over ethernet?
 

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you can have 10baseT for streaming media as long as you have a good network setup supporting it. Of course its cheap enough to get 100baseT now a days. 300kbs is a pretty decent video stream.
 

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Rick,


The balun I have has 4 RCA type connectors on each end. Therefore you could do svideo with a svideo to rca type connector (has 2 rca connectors) and use the other 2 for stereo. I only use composite and stereo out to an old tv in my sunroom. I use it to play music off a pc. Works great. No obvious signal degradation. But I consider myself an enthusiast no an audio/video phyle ;)


Mike
 
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