I'm doing a simple app. to remotely start/stop/get status etc.
of Broadcaster. Should have something workable in the next few days.
Ian Steele, Senior Engineer, National Film & TV School, UK.
On Jan 16, 2006, at 19:23, Keith Mitchell wrote:
> I have been trying to get DSS/Broadcaster setup here on a Mac mini
> running 10.4.x and have gotten everything up and running with the
> GUI based broadcaster, but now I am trying to get it so I can
> control broadcaster via DSS and/or the cmdline tools. Ideally, I
> want this box to be headless and administering things via vnc is
> doable but not ideal or really all that practical. I really would
> like the ability to control it from either DSS or scripts.
> As you may have guessed, I cannot get the cmdline/DSS stuff to work
> and I can't find anyone else who has solved this problem either (I
> did some searching and saw some people that had the problem but
> never any solutions). At the moment my system is running a clean
> 10.4 install upgraded to 10.4.4 with the only other things
> installed is iLife and DSS/Broadcaster. I did go through software
> update and install all of the updates, but other than that... its a
> clean system (this was installed via a format and install method so
> it should be absolutely clean).
> No matter what I do, I can't get broadcaster to start in "noui"
> mode. DSS can't start it, broadcasterctl can't start it, and I
> can't drop to a terminal window and start it either. When I try it
> by hand, I simply get:
> $ /Applications/Quicktime\ Broadcaster/Contents/MacOS/Quicktime\
> Broadcaster -noui
> Abort trap
> And thats it. The broadcastctl command just seems to hang when you
> tell it to launch, and the DSS admin page seems to hang for a few
> seconds and then return you back to the page that says that the
> broadcaster isn't running. It leaves nothing in the log dir (/var/
> log) and nothing in the console log so I don't know what the
> problem might be... I've tried running it as a normal user, an
> admin user, as well as via sudo and the actual root account
> (dangerous, I know)... b ut they all behaved the same way (abort
> But as I said above, launching the app from finder seems to work fine.
> Anyone know what I should look at to fix this?
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