[rtmpdump] [PATCH 1/2] librtmp/parseurl: ignore slashes past mp4:

Sebastian Andrzej Siewior sebastian at breakpoint.cc
Sat May 25 18:05:09 CEST 2013

On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 05:35:44PM +0300, Martin Storsjö wrote:
> On Fri, 24 May 2013, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> > rtmp://vod.daserste.de:8080/ardfs/mp4:videoportal/mediathek/Plusminus/c_320000/321891/format406703.mp4?&sen=Plusminus&clip=%27Al…
> > app : 'ardfs/mp4:videoportal/mediathek'
> > path: 'mp4:Plusminus/c_320000/321891/format406703?&sen=Plusminus&cl…
> Well, the reason is pretty obvious - given a url like
> rtmp://server/a/b/c/d/e/f, there's nothing that says which part is
> the app and which is the playpath. So far the assumption has been to
> use most of the path as app, and the rest as playpath (only taking a
> fixed number of path segments probably because the implementation was
> lazy or so). And changing it back would just break one case and fix
> another one.

I was under the assumption there is a standard but now I learned that this is
not the case. So it is up to the server owner whatever he decides.

> The fact that you can use mp4: or mp3: as indication of where the
> playpath probably start is a better heuristic than what the lazy
> implementation so far has done, and the patch looks good to me.
> However, in general one can't expect the heuristic to handle every
> single case - if in doubt one can always pass them separately.

Would it be okay to add a little testsuite with a bunch of rtmp urls which
checks if the app and path is parsed properly?

> // Martin


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