[FFmpeg-user] HLS remote playback

Edward Park kumowoon1025 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 22:00:39 EEST 2020


> Now, how can I open that file and watch the stream on my laptop with the VLC?
> Do I need some NGNIX or Apache server or FFMPEG can do the job?

Yes, HLS stands for http live streaming, you will need to serve the files over http somehow. Doesn't have to be apache or nginx, I think there's a rudimentary webserver in the python examples for instance.

For the client yes FFmpeg can just take an http scheme url as input, i.e. ffmpeg -i http://hostname/path/to/playlist.m3u8 ...

Ted Park

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