[FFmpeg-user] how to "play" uncompressed video across an network?

Donald McLachlan Donald.McLachlan at crc.ca
Tue Feb 21 16:29:56 CET 2012

Hi All,

I'm an occasional user of ffmpeg and I am not a video guy so please bear 
with me.

- Our disks etc are fast enough that we can play uncompressed 4k video 
from the disk on the local host to the display on the local host.
- Our goal is to read an uncompressed 4k video from the disk on host A, 
send the data across a 10 Gbps network, and to play it on the display on 
host B.

My questions are:

- Is there a container (preferably one supported by mplayer) that one 
can put uncompressed video and audio into?
- Is there a preferred way that this can be pushed or pulled across a 
network (ffserver?)?


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