[FFmpeg-user] Live streaming using ffmpeg

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sat Mar 10 17:18:40 CET 2012

TERRY WILSON <twilson7755 <at> rogers.com> writes:

> I have the input and output mechanisms working but I am 
> not sure about the format I should be using for the output 
> video stream.  I was going to use MP4 but I have read a 
> couple of posts that suggest MP4 is not an
> appropriate format for a continuous video stream.

That is correct, I suspect isom (mp4) is the only container 
that does not work for your purpose.
MPEG transport stream (ts) is the first container that comes 
to mind for continuous streams (it can be cut anywhere), but 
it is limited wrt codecs it allows.

Carl Eugen

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