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This to me is a completely crazy idea, but if it's possible I'd like to try it.

For one of my projects this semester I'm redoing my personal site, brittanyklopfstein.com.

While I know how to make a video into a background, I was wondering if there was a way to livestream my office area (behind the navigation and content).

Bare in mind, my proficiencies with programming are slim - as most of my training has been in adobe softwares with a little bit of Jython involved with one class.

Thanks for any input, or if I'm a loony you can tell me that too. :)

asked Feb 13 '11 at 22:53

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Try browsing some forums and and asking around to people who may know. Here is somewhere to start. http://www.knowledgesutra.com/forums/topic/9115-flash-movie-as-background/

Basically your video is going to be flash, to start with some research on adding flash to your website background. Try messing with the iframe embed and see what you can do.

Just on a side note, I would first start by installing a free software suite onto your computer. It's called XAMPP (Apache, mySQL, PHP) This is just simple web server software. I would install this to try all your code out on a dummy website, and not have to worry about messing up your website.

answered Feb 13 '11 at 23:13

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edited Feb 13 '11 at 23:14

Red5 (or any other open source media server) is going to be your friend, specially because you can create a client to be used on your computer, stream it to the server (which can also be on your computer) and then the video would be retrieved by the front-end swf, a.k.a the background. Great idea, by the way!

answered Feb 14 '11 at 00:39

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Jorge Guberte

Thank you both, I'll continue to take suggestions, but I'll do my best to test the solutions you've proposed and will update with any outcomes.

answered Feb 14 '11 at 09:25

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