[FFmpeg-devel] ffserver: current status and future plans

Stephan Holljes klaxa1337 at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 6 18:34:03 EEST 2016

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 6:08 PM, Michael Niedermayer
<michael at niedermayer.cc> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 05:46:06PM +0200, Michael Fritscher wrote:
>> Hello,
>> as promised I started to work on ffserver. The focus of the first
>> week was to remake a fresh building environment - incl. FATE - and
>> get an overview what it is needed to be done.
>> 1. FATE
>> There is already a test for ffserver, but out of FATE. This test
>> does not work for me, but this is a cygwin related problem (wget
>> <blah> | dd bs=1 count=20k : wget isn't exited automatically if dd
>> exits, and because of that the test hangs) Does anybody know more
>> details of the warning
>> "
>> Unfortunately ffserver is broken and therefore its regression test
>> fails randomly. Treat the results accordingly.
>> "
>> in the Makefile regarding this test?
> In the very distant past the tests gave not always the same results.
> I dont know why xactly that was that way or if it still is
> my gut feeling pointed to timing/race stuff but i dont remember that
> i debugged this to find the true cause
> [...]
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Hi all,
this is a bit off-topic, but ubitux encouraged me to share this with
you since you are working on ffserver. I wrote a small application
"showcasing" how one could implement live streaming over http with the
ffmpeg libraries. Maybe it can serve as an inspiration of sorts:


Stephan Holljes

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