Decided to play around w/ Orb while drinking my coffee this morning (afternoon).
My goal was to be able to watch the Pirate's game at work tonight on my phone.
Hadn't logged into Orb in months and I had to guess my password (2 minutes) and change the stream settings back to 3gp/aac (2 minutes). Okay, streaming videos works.
Next, I installed ManyCam. This slick little program lets you select part of your desktop and broadcast it as a webcam. It can also treat whatever is coming out of your speakers as though it were coming into your microphone. I selected about 1/8 of my desktop and (from my phone) told Orb to view my ManyCam webcam. DIdn't work. Tried again and again and it suddenly started working!
Then, I started a video on my PC and moved it to the part of my desktop I was streaming to my phone. The sound worked but I just got a blank screen. Hmmmm. I tried using overlay mode and that failed. I tried a different player and that made no difference. Finally, I turned video acceleration off and lo and behold, VICTORY!
I am currently watching soccer on my phone via streamtorrent.
The downside is I have to have soccer streaming on my computer and video acceleration turned off to do this, but it's still awfully freaking cool! Can't have a screensaver or andything either. You can just physically turn off your monitor, though.
This trick is still in beta testing. Feel free to contribute!