[FFmpeg-user] New task ideas for GSoC and Outreachy

Lou lou at lrcd.com
Thu Feb 11 01:00:17 CET 2016

On Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:21:54 +0100 (CET)
Marton Balint <cus at passwd.hu> wrote:

> An important thing we miss I think is failover on input and output side.
> Many people use ffmpeg to transcode some kind of network stream to 
> whatever format, but AFAIK there is no way to specify multiple inputs and 
> do failover between them if one of them fails / timeouts. Also there is no 
> way to force an input to gracefully restart/reconnect in case of 
> timeout or error.
> The same can be said on the output side, if one of the network outputs 
> blocks or fails for any reason, the other outputs will block or fail too, 
> which makes ffmpeg unsuitable to stream to two targets simultaneously for 
> redundancy purposes. A graceful reconnect on timeout or error and 
> non-blocking outputs would be useful here too.
> This may be implemented as a function of ffmpeg.c or as an input/output 
> protocol if possible.
> Regards,
> Marton

Would you be willing to be a mentor for such a project? Could you add
this to the project ideas list?


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