[MPlayer-users] playing a rtsp stream succeeds, -dumpstream results in an empty file

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Thu Sep 9 00:01:16 CEST 2010

Ilja Sekler <ilja_sekler_ <at> gmx.de> writes:

> I know nothing about your network
> configuration, but I have to provide -rtsp-stream-over-tcp option for
> MPlayer/MEncoder to be able to play the stream. If you don't need this
> option, it could be the explanation for the FFmpeg failure on my system,
> if FFmpeg doesn't use rtsp over tcp by default (does it support rtsp
> over tcp at all?).

You are right, that is the difference (and iirc, FFmpeg does not support
rtsp-over-tcp). Apart from fixing your network connection (even I succeeded one
day to test FFmpeg), you could try ffmpeg -i on your audio dump, that should
really work.

Carl Eugen

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