[libav-tools] Play an rtmp stream in with given location and resource

Uwe L. Korn uwelk at xhochy.com
Sun May 4 19:47:02 CEST 2014

On 04/05/14 11:42, Luca Barbato wrote:
> On 03/05/14 21:48, Uwe L. Korn wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm trying to play an rtmp stream using avplay. For the stream I have given
>> The resource:
>> rtmp://edgecast-fmstream.mndigital.com/
>> The location:
>> mp3:/mp3/mn_mp3_09_07/downloads/a075/011/384/11384801_2_015?<authtoken>
>> In Flash one would pass them separately to the player, for
>> librtmp/rtmpdump I have found out that I can get this stream to work by
>> concatenating resource and location with `?slist=`, e.g
>> rtmp://edgecast-fmstream.mndigital.com/?slist=mp3:/mp3/mn_mp3_09_07/downloads/a075/011/384/11384801_2_015?<authtoken>
>> . For avplay/libav, I have not found such a hack. The important point
>> here is, that this URL has no app part which most other rtmp URLs do.
>> Can someone tell me what I need to pass to libav so that it plays my
>> given URL?
> Asked martin
> -rtmp_playpath
> mp3:/mp3/mn_mp3_09_07/downloads/a075/011/384/11384801_2_015?<authtoken>
> Should work, if doesn't if you can get us the wireshark dump of librtmp
> would be great.

Thanks, this makes playback work. Sadly, as I would like to be able to
stream this via libVLC and phonon on different platforms, my only option
is to pass a single URL. If there are no objections straight ahead, I
would work on a patch that integrates the parsing of the slist parameter
into rtmp_open(). I could not find any clear documentation on its usage
but all the examples I found online suggest that the syntax is commonly


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