[FFmpeg-user] gracefully restart an ffmpeg stream?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sun Jan 10 21:27:04 CET 2016

Am 10.01.2016 um 21:24 schrieb jd1008:
> On 01/10/2016 01:07 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> Am 10.01.2016 um 21:05 schrieb jd1008:
>>> 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?
>> surely, that connection is broken
>> yes, the *client* should be able to reconnect
>> if the client don't re-connect just blame the client
>> you can't solve that on the server side
>> exactly what i said
> Since the client is not able to reconnect, it seems that it may be possible
> that the very server PROCESS which invokes ffmpeg to start the stream
> needs to be restarted, not just ffmpeg - I am assuming the main server
> daemon is NOT ffmpeg

jesus christ - it does not matter who is the main server daemon

when the client can't cope with a interrupted connection than you can't 
fix that anywhere else then on the client side

and for "I am assuming the main server daemon is NOT ffmpeg", well, than 
it's even more NOT a ffmpeg topic

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