[FFmpeg-user] ffserver to iOs and Android

Damian Głodny damian at artnmedia.pl
Fri Sep 12 13:07:24 CEST 2014

Sorry for little offtopic. Is ffserver still in active development? Is
ffserver enough stable to use it in production in professional environment?

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On Behalf Of Stefano Sabatini
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 12:29 PM
To: FFmpeg user questions
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] ffserver to iOs and Android

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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