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Trying to stream without any encoding/transcoding

Postby satdreamer1 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:28 am

Hi. I'm trying to stream an http stream that I'm receiving, using ffserver, without any encoding/transcoding on the output. Basically, I would like to stream a copy of my mpeg4 part 10/h264 live feed using the same video bit rate, resolution, video codec, framerate, etc as the source. I don't want any encoding/transcoding on the output. However, the ffserver config below isn't accomplishing this, instead, the ouptut being streamed is very low quality. I know for a fact that the image quality on the input is amazing, so it can't be the input stream that's the cause.

Any help on getting ffserver to stream an exact copy of the input as is, without messing around with the video bit rate, resolution, framerate, audio, etc.?

Below are the settings I'm using in my ffserver config file
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HTTPPort 5555
HTTPBindAddress 0.0.0.0
MaxBandwidth 500000

<Feed feed1.ffm>
        File /tmp/feed1.ffm
        FileMaxSize 50M
</Feed>

<Stream test1>
        Feed feed1.ffm
        Format mpegts
</Stream>


Here's the ffmpeg command line that I'm using where I declare the input to my source stream, as well as the ffserver ip, port, and name of the feed
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 ffmpeg -i http://IP_of_my_stream http://<ffserver_ip_address>:5555/feed1.ffm


Greatly appreciate any help.
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Re: Trying to stream without any encoding/transcoding

Postby satdreamer1 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:24 pm

Anyone please?
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Re: Trying to stream without any encoding/transcoding

Postby llogan » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:38 pm

I doubt anyone here uses or knows how to use ffserver, including myself. Perhaps you can try ffmpeg-user mailing list, but I wouldn't be optimistic about getting an answer for the same reasons.
Get an answer more quickly by providing your actual ffmpeg command and the complete console output. Use the code button to format your command and output or your question will be ignored.
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Re: Trying to stream without any encoding/transcoding

Postby satdreamer1 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:45 pm

Hi llogan. I thought that ffserver was simply a simplified method of managing and organizing multiple streams within one single file, while still using ffmpeg. I have now opened a thread in the ffmpeg section of these forums. Hopefully my new thread will generate more replies than this one. I'm only beginning to wet my feet now using ffmpeg. Please feel free to add your feedback to my new thread, "Streaming using ffmpeg" viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3331

Thanks for your reply.
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