jrmnewtonma wrote: How can i use isight camera to broadcast to web with Mac OS 10.4?
You could use compatible older versions of QuickTime professional extensions for your Mac OS X version.
This professional quality software is very powerful, and it will certainly stream any video you need. However, it is not simple to use, so be prepared to do some research and study to get it configured and working.
To use your iBook with its OS X 10.4, you will need QuickTime Broadcaster 1.5.3
and Darwin Streaming Server (v5.5.5) (if you need streaming server functions.)
Although I have never used it, QuickTime Streaming Server 4.1.1 might be a useable substitute for Darwin.
Thanks EZ Jim.
I was able to download and install both QT Broadcaster and Darwin. I found a tutorial by MurphyMac that got QTB running.
I was able to view the video on the same computer that was running QTB but I have not been able to view it on any other MAC on my network using manual unicast and the appropriate IP address for each receiving machine. I think that indicates that it is being blocked somewhere on the network. I checked Network, Security, Firewall, and Sharing settings but did not see anything that looked like it relates to broadcasting (other than iChat).
I also have not been able to get Darwin running. Whenever I try to save settings or broadcast i get the message:
Error - Perl execution failed
Can't call method "state" on an undefined value at /Library/QuickTimeStreaming/AdminHtml/parse_xml.cgi line 1365.
I did a search on that and found several users who had the same problem but no solutions.
Some success!! Although I do not think Darwin is part of the equation yet.
Here is where I am at:
I have set QTB for Multicast and have generated an SDP file. Using that with QT Player I am able to see the broadcast on the iBook G4 server running OS 10.4 (QT Player 7.6.4), on another iBook G4 running OS 10.4 (QT Player 7.6.4), and on a MacBook running OS 10.6.8 (QT Player 10.0 (131)). I am not able to see it on my MacBook Air running OS 10.8.3 (QT Player 10.2). The SDP file is grayed out and cannot be opened in QT 10.2.
Although I did not find any discussions directly related to using SDP files with OS 10.8, I did find a discussion about the new QT Player not running older files. That led me to http://www.quicktime-tips.com/quicktime-player/how-to-install-quicktime-player-7 -on-mountain-lion/. I installed QT Player 7.6.6 (1709) and was able open the SDP file and receive the broadcast.
Just out of curiosity (and until I find something better to occupy my time) I would like to try and get Darwin running but it looks like I may not need it.
I am interested to find out if I will be able to access the broadcast via the internet when I am not on my home network.