[FFmpeg-devel] New project: FlashServer

Ian Peters ian at ianpeters.net
Thu Apr 28 14:34:32 CEST 2011

On 28 April 2011 03:01, Howard Chu <hyc at highlandsun.com> wrote:
> That's a nice shiny new wheel you've built there. I use ffserver for the
> same purpose.
> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=6495551&postcount=8

Thanks for saying it was shiny :)

I did try ffserver, but there appeared to be no way to dynamically
change the files streamed through it. I tried disconnecting one
instance of ffmpeg and firing another at it for the same stream and it
just complained. I also considered modifying ffserver to meet my
needs, but that looked harder than starting from scratch, as there was
minimal documentation or commenting. I also looked at using VLC vod
support and encountered assorted issues. Hence why I decided to start
again from scratch as it didn't take too long to scratch something

DSS looked interesting, but I didn't want RTP/RTSP (although I'm still
in two minds about that). Also, I didn't want to open up large numbers
of ports through my firewall. Plus, my files aren't in Quicktime/MPEG4
format, and I believe DSS doesn't/can't transcode on the fly.


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