[FFmpeg-cvslog] r13808 - trunk/doc/ffserver-doc.texi

stefano subversion
Wed Jun 18 23:48:57 CEST 2008

Author: stefano
Date: Wed Jun 18 23:48:56 2008
New Revision: 13808

Add an "How does it work" section in ffserver-doc.texi.


Modified: trunk/doc/ffserver-doc.texi
--- trunk/doc/ffserver-doc.texi	(original)
+++ trunk/doc/ffserver-doc.texi	Wed Jun 18 23:48:56 2008
@@ -26,6 +26,24 @@ information.
 [Contributed by Philip Gladstone, philip-ffserver at gladstonefamily dot net]
+ at section How does it work?
+FFserver receives prerecorded files or FFM streams from some ffmpeg
+instance as input, then streams them over RTP/RTSP/HTTP.
+An ffserver instance will listen on some port as specified in the
+configuration file. You can launch one or more instances of ffmpeg and
+send one or more FFM streams to the port where ffserver is expecting
+to receive them. Alternately, you can make ffserver launch such ffmpeg
+instances at startup.
+Input streams are called feeds, and each one is specified by a <Feed>
+section in the configuration file.
+For each feed you can have different output streams in various
+formats, each one specified by a <Stream> section in the configuration
 @section What can this do?
 When properly configured and running, you can capture video and audio in real

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