[rtmpdump] Puzzled !

Michael tiemichael at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 04:43:55 CEST 2011

Thank you!
As you realized correctly my linux skills are very bad ...
So, how do I tell RTMPDUM to use an outputfile (-o filename) so that 
resume is possible AND write to STDOUT at the same time?
Your help is greatly appreciated!

On 22/09/2011 19:53, Howard Chu wrote:
> Michael wrote:
>> Thank you!
>> There could be other ways to calculate the timestamp ... e.g. by saving
>> to a temp-file in parallel,
> You can do that yourself. rtmpdump | tee /tmp/somefile | whatever. 
> Learn how to use your computer before you make stupid feature requests.
>> or storing the last timestamp every second
>> or so ...
>> But my main question is: why is streaming failing 100%, and recording is
>> always fine ?
> Because.
> I've spent a lot of effort writing glue code so that apps like 
> mplayer, ffmpeg, VLC, and XBMC can all integrate directly with 
> librtmp. If viewing media just by running rtmpdump and spitting data 
> to stdout worked reliably, there would be no need to jump in at a 
> lower level (library integration).
> But the fact is, an RTMP stream is a complex beast; it's a 2-way 
> conversation between a client and a server. Piping output from 
> rtmpdump to some other program is only 1-way communication; much 
> flexibility is lost doing this.
> Now please quit asking the same questions over and over again.
>> On 22/09/2011 14:55, Ralph Spitzner wrote:
>>> Michael wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> maybe someone out the can help me to understand things a little 
>>>> better!
>>> [..]
>>>> excludes the 'resume-option' in streaming mode (why is there no resume
>>>> possible?)
>>> To answer this question a zillionth time:
>>>      Because rtmpdump doesn't now where you left off.
>>>      (last timestamp isn't known....)
>>> regards
>>>      -rasp

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