Archives June 14, 2012

Really Dumb HTML5 Video Tag Back-end

So you want to create a stupid-and-dirty HTML5 video tag to allow you to monitor a (local-only) multicast stream from your (Django + Nginx) web site?  Not something to be seen by "real people", but a way for you to see if anything is broadcasting?

This is a pretty simplistic thing, again; do *not* do this ...

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Alsa Loopback Devices for Fun, but not yet profit...

So you want to be able to capture the output of N Alsa "devices" (think N separate programs). It seems like the correct solution to this should be an Alsa loopback device... so, here's how to create them.

  • Add snd-aloop to your /etc/modules
  • Add a file named /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-aloop.conf (content ...

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