[FFmpeg-user] maintaining ffserver output during a sequence / GOP splicing

Julian Shutt diddlysquatrapop at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 16:02:30 CEST 2014

The concat functionality is what I was after.


Now to investigate how to change the playlist dynamically.

All the best.

On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 5:53 PM, Julian Shutt <diddlysquatrapop at gmail.com>

> Hello
> I would like to stream transport stream files and live sources
> back-to-back in a playlist using ffserver.  I would like to do this to
> create a streaming channel.
> I am successfully encoding files in a rudimentary sequence with
> ffmpeg/ffserver, but my ignorance means I am suffering in two ways,
>  - ffserver's output when viewed using ffplay or VLC is not maintained
> during the transition between files or live streams (it glitches)
>  - I do not believe that GOP splicing is occurring
> The way I am currently providing inputs to to the ffserver feed is simply
> iterating through a list of commands e.g.,
> ffmpeg -i input1.ts http://localhost:8090/feed1.ffm
> ffmpeg -i input2.ts http://localhost:8090/feed1.ffm
> ffmpeg -i input3.ts http://localhost:8090/feed1.ffm
> Would someone be able to advise me or point me towards info on any of the
> following,
>  - is there a way to maintain ffserver's streaming output during
> transitions? an ffserver or ffmpeg function?
>  - is there a way to perform GOP closing / splicing if I am cutting
> between streaming sources?
> I would welcome recommendations of ways to drive the sequence of inputs to
> ffserver, I am comfortable with Perl and Ruby (ish) and would welcome any
> recommendations.
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> julian

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