[Ffmpeg-devel] ffmpeg signals

Stefan de Konink skinkie
Thu Mar 23 02:07:19 CET 2006

Mentioning in my last message in the list I have problems with the 
client/server model of ffserver. Which prevented my broadcast log (read: 
cheap PVR) to be saved on disk (ffmpeg to ffserver makes underflows, to 
file it works). I created a bashscript with a while-loop that restarts 
ffmpeg everytime I kill it. This is done every hour. I end up with 
serperate timestamped files.

A preferred way would be to implement a signal handler which allows a 
user to send a signal for instance HUP, to close the current file and 
reopen the next one, based on a timestamp suffix.

Would such a feature be excepted (as in a submitted patch) or should I 
live with the kill-fcron/while-loop.

Yours Sincerely,

Stefan de Konink

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