[FFmpeg-user] ffserver to iOs and Android

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 12:28:55 CEST 2014

On date Thursday 2014-09-11 21:47:41 +0200, Michele Polese wrote:
> Hi everybody.
> I'm trying to understand if I can do this thing with ffmpeg and ffserver.
> I would like to install ffmpeg on a raspberry pi (actually I'm doing that,
> it's compiling) and use it as an input for a ffserver feed. So far so good.
> Then I would like to stream this feed to devices with iOs and Android, but
> I don't understand clearly what can I do. Thank you very much.
> Michele

ffserver is useful if you want to stream real-time RTSP or HTTP
streams, so it can be useful if you have an RTSP or HTTP client on the
target device.

I also had some limited success with webm files, but there are a few
limitations in ffserver which make it harder than expected to produce
them (I can provide some details if you want).

As for iOS, an alternative is HLS which doesn't require a streaming
server, and should also be supported in later versions of Android, but
is not able to provide real-time streams (you alwasy have some delay,
which is OK for non interactive content).


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