Best way to stream live video?

Wanting to stream live video.

From reading there are pretty much 3 parts to it. A streaming server, an encoding program, and the flash part you embed on the webpage.

So my question is, what is the easiest way to do this?

As far as I can tell I can use red5, but in all the documentation it mentions writing your own flash programs etc. I suck at flash, and I suck even worse at flash programming. lol

I like ustream, but the ads are so buggy at the beginning, but I really dont mind them. Going to see what livestream has to offer tonight.

Just wondering what your opinions are.

Thanks in advance.

ustream or livestream would be the easiest. what sort of content are you looking to stream?

there was some software I was looking into that helped with it, I can’t remember the name of it, I will see if I can look for the name of it on my other pc

silverlight if you can handle it, livestream if not

I’ve streamed stuff over the web, mostly our local street drags, never used flash on the user side, it was a windows media player plugin.