[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add protocol documentation on RTSP

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje
Sat Oct 2 19:19:44 CEST 2010


On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Martin Storsj? <martin at martin.st> wrote:
> Even though RTSP isn't a protocol handler but a demuxer/muxer, having
> documentation on it (including some examples) in protocols.texi may still
> be useful.
> Ronald, can you check that the references to Real-RTSP and MS-RTSP are
> right, or should it be formulated in some other way?

Real is good to mention separately, I'd include MS in the main RTSP,
i.e. "RTSP (with data transferred over RTP; this is used by e.g. Apple
and Microsoft) as well as Real-RTSP (...", becuase MS is surprisingly
(although not completely) standards-compliant so it's good to give
them credit for that.

> + at item http
> +Use HTTP tunneling as lower transport protocol
> + at end table

Include a note that this is useful for passing proxies.

Can you also include a note on stream selection (-as <num>, -vs <num>,
I believe, or pressing a/n while running in ffplay) if the server
supports multi-bitrate.

Thanks for this patch, documentation is highly appreciated and
currently often missing!

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