I'm working on a secondlife News style show/ project and I want to see if this would be possible:
I want to screencapture or have someone else screencapture their computer using it is a 'Camera' (Without needing to put a webcam infront of a computer screen) and then 'screencasting' it in the MPEG-4 format with a link so it can be put on land media, and a screen behind me will show this video feed. Theoretically making it possible for someone else in another location in SL to broadcast a feed to my land in realtime for a Live Shot. (IE: They are on location at an event, Role Play region etc, just as news is IRL).
Then Skype would be used between us as I would talk to them and stand on the set with this screen behind me and then I would use fraps to record my screen and audio.
It seems simple to do and I remember watching SLCC live in-world in '07. I want to know if its possible for a computer to 'screencapture' but make that a live feed that's playable on land media in SL.
I looked into several services that host webcam video and then it can be broadcast to many users but this is useless since I can't get the MPEG-4/ .mov/ IP link to put on the land and it would only be viewable on a flash player on their website. Also I would be the only viewer of the stream, so 100+ viewable users at once it also useless.
I looked into a freeware program called 'Active WebCam' which allows me to use a WebCam to broadcast from my computer. Unfortunately I don't have a WebCam and I cant figure out how to trick it so screencapture software acts as the 'WebCam'. Which leads me back to the beginning. I'm not sure if this has ever been done before but I did a lot of research and couldn't find an answer.
If anyone has any insight, its greatly appreciated! Thanks!