[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg as repeater

Roger Pack rogerdpack2 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 00:50:55 CEST 2012

> I was using relaying one rtmp stream and encoding and supplying to another
> url
> But the problem was even when no one was watching it it was still pulling
> stream from the server.
> I am using wowza for distrubution. Wowza doesnt stream or use data when no
> one is using but
> ffmpeg works always.
> I want ffmpeg to work when there is some request and stop if there is no one
> watching.
> If we can i can use ffmpeg for distribution instead of wowza but i am not
> sure if i can use it as a server.

Yeah, since ffmpeg isn't a server "in itself" it basically doesn't
know when nobody is watching "on the other end" so you'd need to send
it a message (and/or restart it) using some other system...

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