Developer Example: Movie Streaming Service

This example Node Service integrates VLC with the Access Grid to enable streaming of movies to remote participants. - Sends movie to remote users - Receives movie being streamed by MovieService


The MovieService and MovieConsumerService are to be installed into a node just as other services. The services will start on entering a Venue.

Suggested Further Work

  • Resolve differences between VLC:mpeg4 and vic:mpeg4 to allow VLC to stream directly into Venues (for people using the mpeg4-enabled vic)
  • Provide an interface for the user to select the movie to stream. This example loops a hard-coded movie to the Venue, simply to get this example off the ground.

Supporting Code



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