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How to Broadcast VGA or DVI live using Windows Media Encoder
Step 1: Connect VGA2USB/DVI2USB capture device and start Windows Media Encoder.
The following “New Session” window should appear once WM Encoder is started. Select “Broadcast a live event” and click on “OK”
Step 2: Configure WM Encoder for VGA2USB
Tick the “Video” checkmark and select “VGA2USB by Epiphan Systems Inc.” from the dropdown menu. Click on “Next” to continue.
Unless you have an external Windows Media server configured for live broadcast, check the “Pull from the encoder” radio button and press “Next”
Select the port that you would like to use for connections. If you are not sure what port you would like to use, click on “Find Free Port”. Copy the URLs, you will need to give one of them to your clients in order for them to connect to your live broadcast. Click on “Next”.
Select “Full screen video (CBR)” from the drop-down menu and make sure that the “1000 Kbps “is checked in the total bit rate column.
If you would like to save your broadcast locally for later viewing, you must select “Archive a copy of the broadcast to file:” and choose a location for it. Click on “Next” to proceed.
In this screen, you can configure information that people watching your video will see in the Title, Author, and Copyright fields in Windows Media Player. You may leave it blank if you wish. Click on “Next” once you have completed this info.
WM Encoder will display a review of all the settings. Click on “Finish” to finalize the configuration.
Step 3: Broadcast
You will now be brought back to the main WM Encoder screen. You will see your video output from the VGA2USB. Once you are ready to begin broadcasting, click on “Start Encoding.”
At the bottom left of the window, you should see “Encoder Broadcasting” which means that your broadcast is now live. Your clients can now log onto your local broadcast by entering the address given at the beginning of step 2 in their media player. Once you are done with your broadcast, click on “Stop.”
Congratulations! You’ve just made a local Windows Media broadcast using VGA2USB!
Hint: Quality of video not sufficient.
If your video quality from the WM Encoder is not sufficient, try stopping your recording and going into the “Properties” button found at the top of the window. From there, go into the “Processing” tab and select “YUY2” from the “Pixel format” drop-down list.