[FFmpeg-trac] #2294(avformat:reopened): timeout option does not work for rtsp streaming

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Fri Aug 29 21:54:25 CEST 2014

#2294: timeout option does not work for rtsp streaming
             Reporter:  chinshou    |                    Owner:
                 Type:  defect      |                   Status:  reopened
             Priority:  normal      |                Component:  avformat
              Version:  git-master  |               Resolution:
             Keywords:  rtsp        |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:              |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0           |

Comment (by jbvsmo):

 Use any url that exists (doesn't need to be a real rtsp server)

 ffmpeg -i rtsp://example.com/test test.avi

 It will hang forever because there is no rtsp server (this is simulating
 the case where the server is down for maintenance).

 Now try adding `-timeout 10` as input option. Instead of waiting for 10
 seconds and finishing the process, the error above will show instantly.

 It may be an error on the code setting the socket timeout. It looks like
 it wants to bind an IP but the address is used

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/2294#comment:5>
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