Would it be possible to transcode on the fly so that tv could be played over low bandwidth connections?
This is what I've been trying to improve for some time, without much success.
I currently use streamdev-server and externremux.sh (which uses mendoder to transcode video to x264), so I can stream it through my ADSL ANNEX-M with about 1500 kpbs upload. The quality is not very good - I have deinterlacing problems-, but it works quite well. I haven't been able to configure externremux.sh to use ffmpeg or some other better compressor, but I'd love to.
I'd also be interested in this.. This would make streaming over the internet possible..