[FFmpeg-user] h264/rtsp encoding question

Arnie Bearak arnstrb at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 29 19:28:37 CEST 2011

I would like to get some information on how to encode a series of pgm files into 
an mp4 file that I can later stream to a remote player.

When I use the following command

ffmpeg -r 1 -b 1800 -i frame_%05d.pgm  -f rtsp -vcodec libx264 -vpre slow 

I have an mp4 file that I can copy to a remote system, and play the file with 
VLC player or QuickTime.
However, when I try to stream that file from my linux box using the Darwin 
Streaming server to the remote machine using VLC or Quick time,  I am getting an 
invalid format.  However, I can sucessfully stream the sampls Darwin stream mp4 

Is there a command line option I need to add to my ffmpeg command to have ffmpeg 
insert whatever framing tags into the resultant file.   I tried -f rtsp,  but 
that seems to be for use if ffmpeg is talking to ffserver.



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