[FFmpeg-user] is real ffserver removed?

Rob Hallam ffmpeg at roberthallam.com
Thu Oct 26 18:56:19 EEST 2017

On 26 October 2017 at 16:47, juan carlos rebate <nerus492 at gmail.com> wrote:

> it is strange everything that is free, ends

If it works, you can keep your current version.

> and what is commercial as in the case of wowza is still alive,

If a company makes profit keeping something alive, they may choose to
do so. Plenty of commercial products disappear.

> I still do not understand the reason for the death of ffserver,

>From the news link (http://ffmpeg.org/index.html#ffserv) in the wiki you posted:

>> ffserver has been a problematic program to maintain due to its use of internal APIs, which complicated the recent cleanups to the libavformat library, and block further cleanups and improvements which are desired by API users and will be easier to maintain. Furthermore the program has been hard for users to deploy and run due to reliability issues, lack of knowledgable people to help and confusing configuration file syntax.

> I use ffserver to transmit my animations, my content, because I do not
> use youtube? because I do not control it,

So keep doing so! Or, as the last sentence in the news says:

>> Current users and members of the community are invited to write a replacement program to fill the same niche that  fserver did using the new APIs and to contact us so we may point users to test and contribute to its development.

>From an end-user point of view it is disappointing that new version
will not be produced, but there are options.


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