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Add support or official patch for random filename segment.

Postby FloridaStream » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:19 pm

Hi, can yours, ffmpeg users and team add support for this?

Sample usage:
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ffmpeg -i $1 -r 25 -c:a libfaac -ab:a 128k -ac:a 2 -c:v mpeg2video -s:v 640x360 -aspect:v 16:9 -map 0 -f segment -segment_time 120 -segment_list $2.m3u8 -segment_format mpegts "$2-%20r.ts"

Sample code, need fix for memory leak.

This add the code:

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            case 'r':
                percentd_found = 1;
                if (number < 0)
                    nd += 1;
                snprintf(buf1, sizeof(buf1), "%s", randstring(nd));
                len = strlen(buf1);
                if ((q - buf + len) > buf_size - 1)
                    goto fail;
                memcpy(q, buf1, len);
                q += len;
                goto addchar;

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Problens with this code:
*Memory leak.
*Filename problem the r of %20r.ts is present in the filename.ts Sample: test_Ds4fg8sf5s89fd5f7440r.ts
*The live transcoding stop without error, just stop randomly after X minutes or hours.
*The file segment does not work, every segment is placed in a single segment, this ends up with several gigabites and breaks the segmentation logic.

I'm using version n2.7.7 from github repository.
I added this, but dont work as great, why ffmpeg dont have this as native? We need this. Its a very userful command.
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Re: Add support or official patch for random filename segmen

Postby llogan » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:35 pm

You can do something like this:
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"output_$(tr -dc A-Za-z0-9 < /dev/urandom | head -c 20).ts"

We can't support old FFmpeg branches here or third-party code.

If you want FFmpeg to support outputting a random file name please provide a patch to the ffmpeg-devel mailing list or submit a feature request to the bug tracker. However, I'm not convinced that such a feature is needed or would be accepted since you can do this using additional tools as shown above.
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