Question to toss out to the group. I have on many occasions created a daemon for things like XML Sockets and Flash-based socket chat.

My question is concerning sound and/or video. Are there any of the veteran posters here that have had hands-on experience with socket-streaming video or audio?

I know that there's Flash Server, RealPlayer, etc. I can't afford them, to be honest. This little code monkey doesn't earn that many bananas. :)

So what I was looking for, I guess, was a push in the general direction that I should be looking. Thanks in advance.

Bumping for justice, hoping to not get kicked over it. :)