HOWTO : Streaming XBOX to the Flash Player via Flash Communication Server

Some time ago I had done a simple experiment with the Flash Communication Server and my Xbox. I broadcast myself playing SSX Tricky, and Halo to about 50 people via the Flash Communication Server and Flash player. I have had a couple of requests to explain my hardware setup, so here it is.
It is actually pretty simple, and consisted of:
XBox –> (RCA Cable) –> Sony Mini DV –> (firewire) –> Mac iMac — > Flash Player
The Flash Player recognizes the Mini DV as a camera and uses it like a webcam.
I set the Mini DV to VCR and then just started playing the XBox. The Mini DV basically acts as a bridge between the XBox and Flash player.
If you have any questions or would like some more info, post your questions in the comments.

3 Responses to HOWTO : Streaming XBOX to the Flash Player via Flash Communication Server

  1. Richard says:

    hi there ! i have a little question (I saw that you’re more skilled in MX than I am) … please help me: how can I make snapshoots from my webcam in FlashMX (ie: how to save stills form the live webcam’s stream as jpg/swf’s) ?can u help me ? thankxs, richard

  2. Kanchi says:

    hi there ! i have a little question (I saw that you’re more skilled in MX than I am) … please help me: how can I make snapshoots from my webcam in FlashMX (ie: how to save stills form the live webcam’s stream as jpg/swf’s) ?can u help me ? thankxs, Kanchi

  3. Gordon says:

    Hi, I have a sony mini dv dcr-pc9e and would like to use it as a web cam in messenger and skype using firewire the picture comes up but no sound and the microphone test doesn’t pick up spound either,any help appreciated thanks