[FFmpeg-user] Is it possible to use ffmpeg as a rtmp downloader like rtmpdump?

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Sat May 20 18:54:28 EEST 2017

2017-05-19 12:20 GMT+02:00 Xu Pu Ti <rslovers at yandex.com>:
> A simple 'ffmpeg -i rtmp://url -c copy -f flv -' is not expected, since ffmpeg
> cares too much about the actual content of the stream and will complain about
> bad flv tags and ignore tags it doesn't understand.
> Is it possible to make ffmpeg just download from rtmp and save it as a flv file
> and do not inspect what it contains?

This should be possible with the data format but the issue is currently
broken, see ticket #5950.

You can test mplayer -dumpstream ffmpeg://rtmp://... but Moritz' answer
may make more sense.

Carl Eugen

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