[FFmpeg-user] HLS-Stream via ffmpeg/Mediaserver to TV

Thomas Schmiedl thomas.schmiedl at web.de
Tue Apr 12 19:38:57 CEST 2016

Thanks Moritz for your reply.

I would use livestreamer (http://docs.livestreamer.io/) to receive the 
and send it to an http port (--player-external-http 
--player-external-http-port 1234). I paste these url in mediatomb as an 
external link (http://<ip>:1234) and it transfers the stream to the TV. 
But livestreamer is programmed in python. I don't want to use it because 
of the less memory on the router and execution time.

I'm a beginner in ffmpeg. I read, that ffmpeg supports hls-streams. 
Could someone give me the command to receive the stream and send it to 
an http-port (like livestreamer), that mediatomb can transport it to the 
TV. I can't give more information.


Am 12.04.2016 um 16:27 schrieb Moritz Barsnick:
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 17:08:42 +0200, Thomas Schmiedl wrote:
>> I try to receive this HLS-stream:
>> on my router (Fritzbox 7312; MIPS-based) via a mediaserver (e.g.
>> Mediatomb) and transfer the stream to my DLNA-TV (Panasonic).
>> The TV doesn't play the .m3u8 directly ("file not readable"). My idea is
>> to process the .m3u8 in ffmpeg (without transcoding), which sends the
>> stream to a network socket, the mediaserver reads from this socket and
>> transfers the stream to my TV.
> Isn't mediatomb itself capable of sourcing from HLS URLs? I don't
> remember. (I may be confusing it with Universal Media Server.)
> What sort of socket are you thinking of? Is the mediaserver listening
> on a socket of its own? Is it connecting to another server's socket?
> What protocol does it expect? (Pure TCP/UDP, or HTTP? RTMP, RTSP?) What
> container types will it accept?
> Anyway: ffmpeg can host its own listening socket, e.g.:
> $ ffmpeg -f lavfi -i testsrc2 -c:v libx264 -f matroska -listen 1 tcp://localhost:1234
> $ ffmpeg -f lavfi -i testsrc2 -c:v libx264 -f matroska -listen 1 http://localhost:8899
> ffmpeg can send to another host's socket, e.g.:
> $ ffmpeg -f lavfi -i testsrc2 -c:v libx264 -f mpegts udp://otherhost:2222
>> Could someone help me to realize this? I'm not an expert in this issue.
> You need to be more precise in terms of what your environment needs.
> One of those three examples could work, but what do we know. ffmpeg
> can't host DLNA by itself though AFAIK, but that's what you have
> mediatomb for.
> Moritz
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