If you have a TV card and Windows XP, and would like to remotely stream TV to your laptop or handheld for free, then here you go:
Create a directory on your computer called C:\tv
-Windows Media Encoder 9.0 (free)
-Web server software if you do not have any, get abyss (free) from
- two files from my server, place in C:\tv:
mediastream.exe creates the web pages
connection text is used by mediastrem to set up the web site
Set up your web site
- create your URL, get one for free from
works great if you have DSL and no static IP address
Give the directory, c:\tv "executable" ability from the web server software
Create some media encoder files
-With media encoder create one file for each TV channel you want to stream. I use FM Quality encoding which seems to work best for my laptop. I have created different encoding for my handheld for each channel.
Edit the connection.txt
file with your specific information. You should only have to edit the mms://... line
Surf to your web site
select your media file to start streaming
use the second page to remotely shutdown the encoder.
Use at your own risk, it works but it is not pretty.