[MPlayer-users] mencoder for streaming

Marco Menchise iz8aeb at amsat.org
Wed Feb 26 10:34:08 CET 2003

On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 04:04:15PM -0500, Patrick Reynolds wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Is there any way to have mencoder write to a socket or FIFO, rather than
> to a file?  I want to capture a TV signal on one computer using mencoder,
> stream it by HTTP, and play it on another computer.  Doesn't work.
> mencoder seems to depend on ftell and ftello, which don't work on sockets
> or FIFOs (for obvious reasons).

It would be great to have such a feature for MEncoder. :-)

> My kludge to get this to work is to have mencoder write to a file and have
> a separate CGI sleep for one second and then stream (tail -f) that file.
> This isn't really proper streaming: I have to have enough disk space free
> to buffer the entire stream.

Maybe another feature could be to enable MEncoder/MPlayer to make UDP
streaming, without any buffering on the server :-)

Does anyone know any way to do that?


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