[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg for transcoding a stream into web pag

Ted Park kumowoon1025 at gmail.com
Thu May 2 10:16:08 EEST 2019

> I have a few IP cameras (onvif) that I can get stills and video out of with
> scriprts.
What exactly can you get out of your cameras? (Format, codec, protocol, etc.)
Is this a live stream you want to serve?

> What I would want to do is  put a stream into a web page, html document.
> I'd prefer to used "something different" than  rtsp, to be used by the
> browser because rtsp seems to be blocked more and more (people watching
> baby monitors crashing networks).
I don’t understand the bit about baby monitors crashing networks, but if you don’t want rtsp, you might consider HLS or DASH.
More details about the source would be needed to know what steps to take.

> From what I read is that ffmpeg can be used to 'transcode' an rtsp stream,
> to a format that directly can be used in a browser (firefox)? If so, is
> there an exam[le or write up for how to do that?
With some configuration on the http server an rtsp stream can be served as is, but rtsp is a protocol, it doesn’t tell us anything about what is being streamed.

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