[FFmpeg-user] VLS - ffmpeg which can stream better

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Sat Aug 20 17:43:20 EEST 2016

Hi Jens,

On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 17:23:03 +0200, Jens Kallup wrote:

What is VLS?

> is VLC streaming faster than ffmpeg?

Isn't a stream always meant to be real-time? But in case you mean the
overall CPU usage: I don't know, it probably depends.

> So far I know, VLC has the underlaying motor of ffmpeg?

Again, it depends. If I understand correctly, vlc can and does use
ffmpeg's demuxers, decoder, encoders, muxers, but it also has its own.

> Is it possible to include branding mark into ffmpeg?

If you mean into the stream, then yes. You would do it by overlaying an
image, which can be (semi-)transparent, i.e. with an alpha-channel.
Tons of examples:

> An other point is, that VLC don't include the mouse
> pointer under Linux Mint 18.
> Is that optional or not possible?

You'll have to ask on a vlc list; but why would you want to see a mouse
pointer in your stream?


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