A client who does events photography and video (weddings included), wants to go a step further and stream the event on the net to friends of the couple who can't make it for any reason.
I am not sure which system to suggest to him and the total cost.
I know that the picture quality is not going to be that great.
At the first stage, we can do some tests streaming a video under static conditions like from his home or office and if the test is satisfactory, we can add more equipments that he should take with him at the event.
I understand that a Linux server is better suited for streaming than Windows, but I would prefer to use a Windows system, as my knowledge in Linux is very poor and I don't want to invest time on the learning curve.
I have the following list of what I think is needed, please add anything else that you think we shall need:
1 - Powerful PC or laptop
2 - Good upload speed connection. He can have 800kb/s at home, would this be adequate?
3 - Software, such as VLC Media. Please suggest better applications
4 - A streaming VPS with dedicated IP. What are the recommended specs for this server and how many users can watch at the same time
5 - If a VPS is not enough, what are the specs for a dedicated server?
6 - Would having a gadget like SlingBox helps?
7 - Please add any other missing parts of the system
Thank you for your help.