[libav-api] Using libav for reading live stream

Florian Iragne florian at iragne.fr
Wed Sep 10 21:13:47 CEST 2014


On 10/09/2014 21:08, wm4 wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:55:27 +0200
> Florian Iragne <florian at iragne.fr> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> On 10/09/2014 19:15, wm4 wrote:
>>> Keep in mind that ffmpeg and libav libav* libs are not binary
>>> compatible, and mixing them can result in behavior ranging from "appears
>>> to work" to silent memory corruption.
>> Yes, i know, thanks. However the avplay binary from debian multimedia
>> was linked to the libav* libraries from debian multimedia (so the
>> ffmpeg.org version), so all worked fine. Now, i've removed
>> deb-multimedia and replaced to have the main deb repository versions
>> (so, from libav)
>>
>> The conclusion of the test is that avplay from ffmpeg.org reads the
>> stream smoothly, but not avplay from libav. I don't know if it can be of
>> any help/interest to libav developpers.
>>
>> I have a workaround for the problem, even if i'm not really happy with it.
>>
>> If devs need more info on this topic, i can provide examples, version
>> numbers, etc
> ffmpeg doesn't provide avplay, just ffplay. Maybe you actually meant
> ffplay when mentioning ffmpeg?

no avplay, but it was a symlink to ffplay. The debian-multimedia 
repository provides this (it's misleading, but debian official repo also 
did symlinked avconv to ffmpeg in the previous versions)

Florian


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