[FFmpeg-user] Very high latency of RTMP laptop webcam

Syed Hamid Rasool 14mseesrasool at seecs.edu.pk
Fri Dec 9 12:26:01 EET 2016


I am getting very high latency when I am testing out webcam output:

I am entering the command:

ffmpeg -rtbufsize *500M* -r 30 -f dshow -s 640x360 -i video="HP Truevision
HD" -vcodec *h264* -b:a *300k* -f flv "rtmp://

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And the rtmp address is NGINX-RTMP server.
I have experimented with different options for rtbufsize (100M-5000M), -b:a
(200k-1000k) and -vcodec h264 and libx264 with -g option to (keyframe)
Also even though I have tried setting -b:a option to around 600k, the
transmitted rate of produced frames are in the range of 2500-4000 kbps.

My webcam outputs are in pix_fmt yuyv422 and mjpeg.

I even added -tune zerolatency and -preset ultrafast/basic options but in
all cases I am getting 8-10 seconds delay in LOCAL network.

Even if you take away 3 seconds default jwplayer buffer (I tried and failed
to set it to 0.1 - player disappears), the delay is too much. I am
currently using gestures like blocking the camera with hand to estimate
delay by viewing the feed on a separate screen so hopefully anyone can
provide a proper method to measure it.

Thanks .


Syed Hamid Rasool

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