I'm looking for a software solution for streaming video with audio from one computer to another one. In my scenario, it will be over LAN but it shouldn't matter in general.
The A/V data would be sourced from a webcam and I'd like to be able to display it on the screen of receiving machine or save it to a file.
The sending machine is running Debian while the receiver can be Ubuntu or Windows 7, but I welcome options which would require a change of the OS. I also prefer free and open source software.
What I have tried so far was ffmpeg and VLC, but I couldn't get it to work.