[FFmpeg-user] Guidelines for streaming a live screen capture?

Tom Evans tevans.uk at googlemail.com
Fri May 24 10:55:31 CEST 2013

On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 12:39 AM, D D <tru083 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to stream a live screen capture to ffserver.  The basic requirements are:
>     - Lossless codec (or minimal loss)
>     - High compression - very little bandwidth if no screen changes are occurring
>     - No buffering (or limited buffering) at the client, in case the server connection is too slow
> Do you have any recommendations for which options should be used in the ffmpeg capture
> to satisfy these requirements?
> Also, is ffserver a good choice for distributing live screen captures?
> Thanks!
> David

So, a lossless compression algorithm that has high compression ratios
and can run in real time. Let me know when you find it! (this is like
the old software development maxim, "fast, good, cheap: pick two").



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