[rtmpdump] rutube.ru dumping stopped working: ERROR: RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet header

Howard Chu hyc at highlandsun.com
Fri Apr 15 20:55:30 CEST 2011

al_9x at yahoo.com wrote:
> On 4/15/2011 6:44 AM, Peter Miller wrote:
>> On Fri, 2011-04-15 at 02:33 -0400, al_9x at yahoo.com wrote:
>>> download starts, but after ~2MB there is an error: "ERROR:
>>> RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet header"
>>> rtmpdump pegs the cpu/core and nothing more is downloaded
>> Yes, this is a problem I was seeing, too.
>> I posted a patch last week.
> A few questions about the patch:
> 1. Is this the one your are referring to:
> http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/rtmpdump/2011-April/001356.html
> 2. Does it only addresses the situation when the server closes the
> connection?  But in this case the connection remains open at the time of
> the error, there's just nothing being received.  Could you try to repro
> this particular problem?  Perhaps your patch needs some modification to
> cover it.
> 3. I guess the real problem is that the server consistently stops
> sending data after ~2mb.  Even after rtmpdump is modified to react
> better (not hang), this problem will remain.  Can anything be done about
> it?  Their flash player does not have this problem, so in theory
> rtmpdump should be able to adequately simulate it.
> 4.  Has your patch been accepted?  Are there interim/nightly builds
> available or do I need to build it myself?  Is it possible to build on
> windows?

The patch was rejected. It is too large and makes too many gratuitous changes 
unrelated to the problem it claims to solve.

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