[FFmpeg-user] Can't get TLS to work

Rony Pony rony1623 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 23:46:30 CEST 2015


I want to stream from a server an encrypted video to be received and
displayed in an app.

I found documentation that seems to indicate ffmpeg supports TLS:

First when running a local server and client via tcp as follows, all works

Terminal 1:
ffmpeg -re -i bikerace.mkv -vcodec libx264 -f mpegts tcp://

Terminal 2:
ffplay tcp:/

When running a similar command trying to use tls as indicated in the
documentation, the server side doesn't seem quite right, though no error,
and the client just fails with a "Protocol not found" error.

Here are the commands:

Terminal 1:
ffmpeg -re -i bikerace.mkv -vcodec libx264 -f mpegts tls://

Terminal 2:
ffplay tls:/

What am I doing wrong? is tls really supported? Or is the doc a little bit
ahead of itself?


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