[FFmpeg-user] help with live streaming with ffserver

Reuben Martin reuben.m at gmail.com
Tue May 5 05:49:41 CEST 2015

On Sunday, May 03, 2015 09:28:49 PM Ricardo Kleemann wrote:
> I'm running a simple test... I'm simulating a live stream by reading a file
> with ffmpeg and feeding it to ffserver. 
> [...]
> I want to be able to play it within an HTML5 <video> object by accessing
> via http from ffserver.

This is not possible. The HTML5 video tag by itself will not work with live 

It is possible when used in conjunction with Media Source Extensions and MPEG-
DASH. But not all browsers fully support that yet, and the ones that do are 
still kinda buggy with live streams.


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