[FFserver-user] Any thoughts on scripting an error check for this?

Robert Steckroth robertsteckroth at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 14:54:47 CEST 2012

Hello, I have a large ffmpeg/ffserver media server built. The ffserver
will stream files listed in a program guide to the
web. The problem is, some of the files that we upload are of very poor
quility and subscrently do not play.
These files do have a duration and other headers but are just too
messed up to stream.

My solution:
To add an file integraty checking function which can tell us when a
file is not going to work/stream correctly.
Here is my intial direction -->

if ( ! ffmpeg -re -i
-threads 4 2>&1 & ); then     echo
    echo "good";

I know this looks barbaric but checking these files for integrity is
much more tricky than it appears.
Can anyone give me a better direction?
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