[FFmpeg-trac] #3733(ffmpeg:new): ffmpeg encoder does not retry sending a feed

FFmpeg trac at avcodec.org
Fri Jun 20 13:18:45 CEST 2014

#3733: ffmpeg encoder does not retry sending a feed
             Reporter:  andrixnet  |                     Type:  defect
               Status:  new        |                 Priority:  normal
            Component:  ffmpeg     |                  Version:  unspecified
             Keywords:             |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:             |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0          |
 Assume having a ffserver distribution server somewhere, with some feeds
 configured on it and several ffmpeg encoders feeding it with streams.

 This assumes ffserver is on one physical machine and ffmpeg encoders are
 on different physical machines.

 If at any one time there is the need to restart ffserver (intentionally or
 by accident, ie power loss), all ffmpeg encoders feeding this server die.

 This raises a whole lot of problems for creating and maintaining an
 automated environment of streaming media using ffmpeg+ffserver combo.
 Either each encoder is restarted manually - big no-no for an automated
 setup, or
 scripts must be implemented to put ffmpeg into an infinite loop.
 Either special stopping commands are built into such scripts, or killing
 them can trigger what I have just reported as #3732.

 ffmpeg should retry connecting to the server upon connection loss or
 server loss, either by default, or forced by a command line switch.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/3733>
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