[MPlayer-users] showing a camera on with limited connects

Ivo ivop at euronet.nl
Thu May 17 16:16:55 CEST 2007

On Thursday 17 May 2007 14:22, Jerry Geis wrote:
> I have a linksys camera with max 4 connections on it.
> Using a linux server and mplayer etc... is there a way to
> have 1 connection to the camera and then  have  10 mplayers
> out there viewing the camera feed from the server instead of directly
> from the camera?
> How might I do that?

You can probably have MPlayer or ffmpeg connect to the camera and output to 
a fifo and have ffserver read from the fifo. I have never played with 
ffserver but I think it might work. Your ten clients then connect to 
ffserver. See man mkfifo and the ffserver docs at ffmpeg.org.


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