[rtmpdump] Why does --swfVfy require an argument?

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Tue May 11 17:14:26 CEST 2010

On Tue, 2010-05-11 at 06:45 -0700, Howard Chu wrote:
> David Woodhouse wrote:
> > Utilities like get_iplayer will already pass a --swfUrl argument; why do
> > I need to provide it again?
> The manpage says why.
> The swfVfy option was intended to replace the swfUrl option.

Unfortunately that's not massively practical. People who write tools
like get_iplayer are too scared to include explicit references to
rtmpdump and --swfVfy; they use flvstreamer instead and leave the task
of actually making things _work_ to the end-user.

If we could just enable SWF Verification (or have it default to being
enabled) without having to re-provide the SWF URL, that would be a lot


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