Nullsoft Streaming Video

Posted : admin On 1/3/2022
  1. Nullsoft Streaming Video, also known as NSV, is a proprietary media container created particularly to stream video contents over the Internet.
  2. NSV or NullSoft Video was developed to provide easy video streaming ability using free to download software and tools. SCVI.NET provides additional information and resources for the open source Theora and Dirac video codecs.
  3. Official site for the windows music player capable of playing MP3s, MP2s, WAVs, VOCs and MIDI files. Provides free download, community skins and plug-ins, free on-demand audio, and games.

Over the last decade, streaming media has quickly become the primary method to communicate information around the world. In fact, in the first half of 2019 alone, HTTP media streaming represented 12.8% of downstream Internet traffic worldwide.

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Media container designed for streaming video content over the Internet.Wikipedia

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    Stand-alone client, or Winamp plugin, that records Internet radio streams in the MP3 or Vorbis formats, programmed by Jon Clegg and maintained by Gregory Sharp. Started in early 2000 as a way to separate tracks via SHOUTcast's title-streaming feature.Wikipedia

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  • RantMedia

    Independent media organization and serves as the host company for various audio and video projects by James O'Brien and Sean Kennedy, including RantRadio. RantMedia has also distributed content via torrent, various video hosting services, private download, and viral physical media dispersement since its inception in 1999.Wikipedia

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  • Apple TV

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Sentences forNullsoft Streaming Video

  • Their later developments included the Nullsoft Streaming Video (NSV) format, which was intended to stream media that used any audio or video codec.Nullsoft-Wikipedia
  • RantTV started after Nullsoft released their video streaming format and broadcaster tools and has been broadcasting 24 hours a day since June 15, 2003.RantMedia-Wikipedia
  • Nullsoft also released Nullsoft Streaming Video, which is streamed over Ultravox software.Ultravox (software)-Wikipedia
  • The Icecast server is capable of streaming audio content as Opus or Vorbis over standard HTTP, video as WebM or Theora over HTTP, and MP3, AAC, and NSV over the SHOUTcast protocol.Icecast-Wikipedia
  • Lately AOL licensed VP4 and created the Nullsoft Streaming Video format.VP3-Wikipedia

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Windows MediaReal Video/AudioQuick TimeFlash video
rtmpdump (rtmpsrv, rtmpsuck)---http, rtmp, rtmpe?±Windows
Linux
Mac OS
command line flash stream downloader7/10Free
flvstreamer---http, rtmp?±Windows
Linux
Mac OS
fork of rtmpdump without RTMPE support4/10Free
TubeMaster---http, rtmp??Windows
Linux
Flash stream recorder3/10Free
xVideoServiceThief---http, rtmp??Windows
Linux
Mac OS X
Flash stream recorder3/10Free
MPlayer (try GUI version)http, mmshttp, rtsphttphttp, rtmp, rtmpe??Windows
Linux
Mac OS X
...
audio & video player4/10Free
VLC media playerhttp, mms, rtsphttp, rtsphttp, rtsphttp, rtmp??Windows
Linux
Mac OS X
...
audio & video player5/10Free

Note #1:
Rating as a stream recorder - is the rating for recording as many streams as possible. The more audio and video streams a stream recorder can capture the higher its rating. The rating takes into account the most popular stream formats and protocols: the more video and audio streams of the most popular formats can be recorded, the higher the rating.

Note #2:
Popular streaming media FORMATs:

  • Flash video streams (Adobe Flash Player): .FLV, .MP4, .F4V
  • Windows Media streams (Windows Media Player): .WMA, .WMV, .ASF, .ASX, .WAX, .WMX, .WVX, .SMIL
  • Real Media, Real Video and Real Audio streams (RealPlayer, RealOne Player, Real Player Alternative): .RM, .RMJ, .RAM, .RA, .RMVB, .SMI, .SMIL, and .RPM
  • QuickTime video streams (QuickTime Player, QuickTime Alternative): .MOV, .MP4, .SDP, .SMIL
  • IceCast audio streams (SHOUTcast compatible): .MP3, .OGG, .AAC, .PLS
  • Nullsoft audio and Nullsoft video (Winamp): .NSA, .NSV
  • MoveNetworks MoveMedia video
  • Silverlight
Popular streaming media PROTOCOLs:
  • Flash audio and video: HTTP, RTMP, RTMPE
  • Windows Media audio and video: HTTP, RTSP, MMS
  • RealMedia audio and video: HTTP, RTSP, PNM
  • QuickTime Video streams: HTTP, RTSP
  • IceCast/ShoutCast audio streams: HTTP (ICY)
  • Nullsoft audio and video: HTTP (UNSV)
  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming: HTTP

Note #3:

  • You can NOT resume downloading of live streams (at least without skipping some parts of them), only on-demand streams can be resumed.
  • Few programs can download password protected streams and encrypted streams such as RTMPE flash streams that use SWF verification, MoveMedia video streams.
  • You can use screen capture software and direct audio recording software in case of non-recordable streams or DRM protected streams. We strongly recommend you NOT to abuse rental DRM licences.
  • Currently there is no software capable of recording all available audio and video streams (although you can record any video from your screen using screen capture software).If you experience problems, please download the latest version of software. Also try several programs before asking us a question
  • Streaming media recording software should be used as a personal archiving tool only. Make sure not to violate the Terms of the Service (TOS) before making any recordings.
  • It is illegal to distribute any copyrighted materials.

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