[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] default multicast to socket reuse

Brian Gitonga Marete bgmarete
Mon Feb 7 17:39:38 CET 2011

On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 3:54 PM, David Fries <david at fries.net> wrote:
> We have a number of streams that are being multicast on the local
> network and have a .sdp file useed to configure ffplay and the ffmpeg
> library to listen in to those stream. ?In this case there isn't any
> way to tell ffmpeg to set the SO_REUSEADDR flag so that multiple
> programs on the same computer can receive the same multicast stream.
> With the sdp configuration file ffmpeg will build the uri internally
> so there isn't any way to specify the reuse=1 option in the uri. ?This
> defaults udp.c to enable socket reuse if it is multicast and reuse=0
> is not specified.

Hi. Experiencing the same problem here. It does not appear that this
patch or an equivalent fix has been merged. Meanwhile, this patch no
longer applies to the tip. What to the FFmpeg devs recommend should be
the way forward on this? Will an update of David's patch be


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