[FFmpeg-user] Any way to detect loss of rtsp stream in ffplay?

Zoltan Kerenyi Nagy kerenyi.nagy.zoltan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 19:55:59 EET 2019

I would pull 1 jpg from the stream, on failure, it changes state and does
something. on success drop jpeg and do nothing.

On 2019. Jan 30., Wed at 18:30, discarn8 <discarn8-at-yahoo.com at ffmpeg.org>

> I'm using multiple instances of ffplay, on a linux distro, to play multiple
> rtsp streams from multiple security cameras.  However, due to the crowded
> wifi environment I'm in and the 2.4ghz limitations of the cameras, I
> occasionally drop / lose connection to one or more cameras, and thus lose
> the rtsp stream.  Other than watching for motion or staring at the time
> display in the stream, to see if it's still "ticking", I have no way to
> know
> if the stream is active or not.  Barring switching to a UDP rtsp stream
> (which provides for horrible video quality), is there a known, existing
> error message or process flag that I can filter on, to be made aware of the
> stream loss?  I've seemingly tried every warning level, but I don't see a
> message alerting me to the stream drop.  ffplay just keeps on ticking.
> Currently, I am stuck with scripting a shutdown and restart of ffplay every
> 1/2 hour, for the most common "offenders", but I'm thinking that someone
> else must have crossed this bridge before, and resolved the issue.
> Anyone?
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