Videos are not only used to display fiction in appealing effects, but also for educative purposes and presentations. What's more, with the possibility to connect multiple computers together, streaming can greatly enhance conferences or simply a fun means of watching videos with your friends. VidStream is a small application that aims to make your videos visible across a LAN network and a few other options.
Can be used on the go
One of the main advantages of the application is that it does not require an installation, and as such, system registries remain intact and you can keep it on a removable storage device and use on the go. All features are stored in a compact window that does not pose any accommodation problems whatsoever.
Capture and save webcam videos
On the other hand, you can only play an incredibly poor number of file formats, namely WMV and ASF. However, this is only hinted in the file explorer window, with no support for drag and drop. In case you choose to look for all files, you'll be able to also load and play more formats, such as AVI or MP4.
The application can also be used as a means of recording webcam activity. The preview is triggered at the press of a button, with an additional option to write the captured video locally. There are even general webcam quality settings to carefully adjust color and lighting.
Set quality and enable network streaming
Furthermore, video stream quality options are at your fingertips, with the possibility to set bitrate up to 256 Kbps, as well as overall image quality. Moreover, if streaming locally over your LAN network, you enable this option by ticking a corresponding check box. Additionally, you can set the maximum number of users that can connect, as well as a preferred port to use.
To end with
All things considered, we can safely state that VidStream is a simple video player that can still use more work. Sure enough you quickly get acquainted with what it has to offer and use it on the go because it requires no installation, but poor support for file formats, make it lose a great deal of practicality.