[FFmpeg-user] Feeding DVR to ffserver

Jimmy Asher jasher at safarimontage.com
Wed Feb 24 15:09:59 CET 2016

On 2/24/16, 9:04 AM, "ffmpeg-user on behalf of Alex Povolotsky" <ffmpeg-user-bounces at ffmpeg.org on behalf of tarkhil at corp.infotel.ru> wrote:

>I'm working with pretty aged video recorer for surveillance cams, trying
>to connect it to zoneminder instead of weird propiertary surveillance soft.
>tanidvr gets video stream, but all attempts to send it to ffserver
>failed so far.
>=== ffserver.conf ===
><Feed feed1.ffm>
>File /tmp/feed1.ffm
>FileMaxSize 200K
>ACL allow
>=== ffserver.conf ===

If this is the complete ffserver config you do not set up the config file correctly

>I'm new to video processing and maybe I'm doing lots of dumb errors, but
>googling for error yielded nothing meaningful.
>What should I do to feed ffserver with video and what are good codec
>params to compress the video?

Did you start FFServer before you invoked Ffmpeg?

>Where can I find good introduction for video processing with ffmpeg?

FFmpeg Streaming Guide (good place to start)

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