Baraat on the Web
THE Net has come a long way in the past few years. Over the years, the Internet usage has grown from merely sending e-mails and surfing the Net to a perfect medium for live broadcast (Or more precisely, "Netcast") Earlier, broadcast used to be a domain of large media companies, who used do it through the satellite. However now, "Netcast" is a household affair.
It is very much possible to "Netcast" the marriage of your son or daughter on the Internet live, so that those relatives who could not be a part of the marriage party can join through the Net. Marriage photographs and videos will soon become a part of history. "Netcast" is certainly good news for all elderly persons who avoid travelling to distant places but still want to be everywhere.
For live transmission
all that is needed is Real Producer Plus, one of the software from
Real Networks. This software is one of the best streaming
media-creation tools available on the Net and offers features like
CD-quality audio and true sure stream video for the Net. Once you
download this software from the Internet and install it on your
computer, you are all set to go. However, you would also require a
Camcorder connected to the video card installed on the system.
Normally, video cards are not pre-installed on the computers. The user
can add on this card in the PCI slots available. This is the only
additional hardware requirement for the computer; otherwise any modern
computer can do this job efficiently. In order to have better
performance computer should at least be Pentium II – 400 MHz with 64
Not only does this
software cover the live "Netcast", you can also use it for
delayed broadcast over the Internet. This means that you can transmit
any video, which could be available on the computer in the form of .avi
files or .mpeg file (common video file format) just like live
broadcasting. The only difference would be that you would not require a
camcorder attached to a computer and would access the feed from the
Since this software is pretty different from video conferencing, thus you can conduct conference on the Net. Normally, under video-conferencing two persons situated at different places can have live conversation on the Internet. In a majority of cases, it lacks the capability of connecting a number of persons situated at various places. With this software it is possible to reach a number of persons situated at various places without losing the bandwidth available. This could prove to be a boon for those companies, who would normally like to be in touch with their branch offices.
Similarly, exporters and importers can also exploit its potential as they can conduct a live show or exhibition of their goods on the Net. An interactive live presentation on the Net can make all the difference for them. Moreover, they can build up the customers’ confidence in them as normally audio-visual publicity has a much wider impact than the textual one.
Even the students and
jobseekers can benefit a lot from "Netcasting". Students can
take part in seminars and discussions over the Net and get to know the
views of others. Thus, it offers tremendous opportunities to broaden
their viewpoints and also the area of their operation. The day is not
far when students sitting in India would be able to attend lectures in
Normally all distant interviews are
conducted on the telephone. The hiring company can use this software for
the purpose of interviews, thereby helping the placement agencies as
well. They can conduct live interviews and can also hold preliminary
interviews for the domestic employers, who wish to recruit persons from
a large geographical area. The uses and potential of "Netcast"
is endless and you can also enhance the value of the Web site by the
features of live broadcasting. Like live chat, which has become a craze
in India "Netcast" is going to the next step. Moreover, you
can also use the delayed broadcasting to evoke the surfer’s interests.