Hi. and thank you all for your interest in my first post.
Apologies if I'm not making myself clear. I do not want to view the video from the remote camera, but to stream it to the internet.
My current set up using a PC uses Windows Media Encoder to make the stream available to my external streaming site (Camstreams). There servers pull back the stream through my router (I've opened up a specific port through which they come) and they rebroadcast the stream on their own website. So you see I don't believe that I need a viewer like VLC. I believe I need something hat works the same as Windows Media Encoder, but that can run on the Pi.
The second part of the project is to work out how to run my easycap usb video capture device on the Pi as well. If anyone knows of some software that can be loaded onto the Pi to do this I'd be very grateful.
Once again thanks for you interest....... Sorry to be such a pain, but this is new to me so I do need as much assistance as I can get.