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Streaming from a Motorcycle Outline


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Streaming Video From a Motorcycle

Required Equipment





Image Capture Device

  • camera

  • lense and recorder (helmetcam or isight)



Notebook Computer

  • Macintosh Powerbook

  • Ubuntu Powerbook

Choice of OS may lead to using two notebook computers

Backup always good, but space limited.



Satellite Modem

  • many choices

  • data calls expensive

  • Sponsorship an option



Monitor Device

  • cell phone monitor stream

  • small LCD screen



Voice Communications

Satellite cell phone with Bluetooth headset and networking



Video Switching device

Handlebar mounted video switching device to stream camera1 or 2


Streaming Server

Many options including free services


  1. Hiky
    February 3rd, 2008 at 14:12 | #1

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  2. October 29th, 2008 at 01:39 | #2

    Do you have any more info regarding the streaming server software? I’ve been wanting to upload a live stream for my Iron Butt, but I haven’t found suitable software for my Ubuntu laptop. I’m also experiencing heat issues. Any suggestions?

  1. November 20th, 2008 at 20:54 | #1