I do NOT endorse the downloadable binaries from the ‘new’ vixy.net site or any other site Applian has hijacked to promote schlock.
AVOID “freecorder”!! Applian “free”corder is MALWARE (adware).
Instead all Open Source, all currently trustworthy:
with sensible cross-platform conversion:
realtime transcoding [dlna] more cross platform joy:
cross-platform playback of almost any format/container (without screwing over DirectShow filters for those still using windows)
windows suggestion: MPlayer [Mulder] MPUI full package
XBMC painless streaming of The Blaze [TV]
some/many of the below links are existentially challenged
# end 2012 updates
OLD vixy alternatives:
http://www.zamzar.com — 100 filesize limit, feed it disposable email
http://media-convert.com/ [defunct now 2011]
http://www.all2convert.com/ — now running “vixy clone script”
defunct: beta.mux.am — domain hijacked
edit: I wish I had harnessed my passion for alternatives categorization into a profitable site. Who knew alternativeto would prosper
I wish I had rolled my “whereamI” domain use into a public service in the 90s; I would be receiving the vast twit*r income
edit2: If you have been coerced into purchasing an unlimited bandwidth data plan for your mobile phone be sure it has not been limited with *needless* throttling or voip destructive nat. Both are harmful to accessing [home] real-time-transcoding media streaming to mobile phone.