[rtmpdump] Need help with rtmpdump url parser

Howard Chu hyc at highlandsun.com
Thu Dec 15 04:15:25 CET 2011

Steven Penny wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 6:29 PM, Manuel Reimer wrote:
>> This command works:
>> rtmpdump -r 'rtmp://vod.daserste.de/ardfs' -y
>> 'mp4:videoportal/mediathek/Fernsehfilme+im+Ersten/c_200000/209593/format246444.f4v'
>> But this one fails:
>> rtmpdump -r
>> 'rtmp://vod.daserste.de/ardfs/videoportal/mediathek/Fernsehfilme+im+Ersten/c_200000/209593/format246444.f4v'
> The logic to parse the URL has been flawed for some time.

The parser logic is not flawed. The RTMP specification is flawed.

Don't comment on things when you have no idea what you're talking about.

There is no specification that defines what part of the URL is the app and 
what part is the playpath. All it can do is take a guess. Sometimes the guess 
will be right, sometimes wrong.

> Recommended
> workaround is to explicitly set the parameters using "-r" "-a" and
> "-y"

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