[FFmpeg-user] File rotation (like LOG files!)

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Thu Feb 13 14:53:35 CET 2014

Podium B.V. <mailinglist <at> podiumbv.nl> writes:

> (nice to know for the ffmpeg community: Teradek,
> miniCaster, Teracue and even the Digital Rapids streamer
> are no match against the quality in low bitrates of
> ffmpeg / x264 encoder on a 'simple' Intel I7 system 

To be fair, this has *nothing* to do with FFmpeg, I 
think it is known that x264 beats all commercial 
products (except the x264-based ones).

The interesting question would be how snow works at 
(very) low bitrates...


> BUT is there (maybe) a way that output A (the stream)
> keeps streaming, while output B (the file / legal-feed)
> starts at midnight in a new file.

What's wrong with MPEG-TS?
(Which you can cut wherever you want loosing one gop.)

And there is of course the segment muxer which probably 
does exactly what you want (and looses no gops).

Carl Eugen

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