[FFmpeg-user] gracefully restart an ffmpeg stream?

chovy chovy at protonmail.com
Sun Jan 10 21:07:30 CET 2016

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Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] gracefully restart an ffmpeg stream?
Local Time: January 10 2016 12:05 pm
UTC Time: January 10 2016 8:05 pm
From: jd1008 at gmail.com
To: ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org

On 01/10/2016 01:00 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 10.01.2016 um 20:48 schrieb chovy:
>> What's the least intrusive way to restart an ffmpeg stream?
>> I don't mind if the stream flickers or jumps ahead...but right now
>> when I kill the pid and restart it, the player completely stops
>> playing it.
> that's nothing you can solve on the server side
> the client needs to graceful hand short interruptions
Seems like if the server kills the video streamer, then the client's
connection is broken. So when server restarts the streamer, then
the client should still be able to re-connect to server and start
playing the stream. No?

Its for an m3u8 stream, I'm using multiple .ts files, I'm curious if using one .ts file with range specifiers would make any difference in the client's ability to recover.

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