[FFmpeg-user] HTML5 live streaming

Fing Cmo fingcmo at gmail.com
Wed May 8 10:04:00 CEST 2013

Hi Hombibi,

You gave an HTML5 snippet for browser HLS playback.
What browser did you test this on?
As far as I know only Safari can play back on a Mac only.
i.e. beside iPhone/Pad.
Any other browser this was tested on?


On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 10:23 PM, Hombibi <hombibi at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi Andrew,
> I use the MJPEG codec to select the compressed (mjpeg) stream from my
> webcam. I believe (...)  it requires a little less cpu and provides a
> little better picture quality than the raw video stream which is the other
> option.
> On your comment on reducing latency: I see that you have configured the
> stream to have only two segments, with a length of 1 second. So aims this
> approach to reduce the available stale data as much as possible? Will try
> that. Thanks.
> ________________________________
>  From: Andrew Sinclair <ajsinclair at gmail.com>
> To: FFmpeg user questions <ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:16 AM
> Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] HTML5 live streaming
> Hi Hombibi,
> Why are you using MJPEG as the codec? Would be an unusual codec to find in
> an x264 guide.
> If you want to stream low latency HLS from a local capture use something
> like this which just grabs the desktop:
> ffmpeg -f x11grab -s `xdpyinfo | grep ‘dimensions:’|awk ‘{print $2}’` -r 25
> -i :0.0 -pix_fmt yuv420p -vcodec libx264 -acodec libfaac -r 25 -profile:v
> baseline -b:v 1500k -x264opts keyint=25 -s 640x360 -map 0 -flags
> -global_header -f segment -segment_list index_1500.m3u8 -segment_time 1
> -segment_format mpeg_ts -segment_list_type m3u8 -segment_list_flags +live
> -segment_list_size 2 segment%05d.ts
> A
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