Jacob Meuser jakemsr at jakemsr.com
Mon May 30 13:43:31 PDT 2005

On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 04:38:02PM +0200, Johann Hugo wrote:
> Hi
> I am having trouble configuring ffserver + ffmpeg to do a live stream from a 
> bktr capture card.  The same setup use to work with freeBSD 5.3 and ffmpeg 
> ffmpeg-0.4.8, but I cannot get it running since I upgraded to 5.4.
> Problem with ffmpeg-0.4.9
> I can start ffserver (using the default ffserver.conf file)
> As soon as I start ffmpeg 
> (ffmpeg -ad /dev/dsp0.0 -vd /dev/bktr0 http://localhost:8090/feed1.ffm)
>  then ffserver will write "Floating exception" and do core dump.
> ffmpeg will write:
> Could not read stream parameters from 'http://localhost:8090/feed1.ffm'
> Problem with ffmpeg-devel-0.4.9.c.20050528
> ffserver works file, but ffmpeg gives the following message:
> ffmpeg -ad /dev/dsp0.1 -vd /dev/bktr0 http://localhost:80/feed1.ffm
> ffmpeg version 0.4.9-pre1, build 4755, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
>   configuration:  --cc=cc --prefix=/usr/local --make=gmake --disable-debug 
> --enable-memalign-hack --enable-shared 
> --source-path=/usr/ports/multimedia/ffmpeg-devel/work/FFMpeg-20050528 
> --disable-v4l --enable-a52 --disable-a52bin --enable-gpl --enable-libogg 
> --enable-pp --enable-shared-pp --enable-pthreads --disable-ffplay 
> --enable-theora --enable-vorbis
>   built on May 29 2005 21:01:46, gcc: 3.4.2 [FreeBSD] 20040728
> Could not find video grab device
> I also see from the Makefile:
> # video captuure is not working as of yet
> Does this mean that ffmpeg-devel does not support live video streaming ?

I submitted working bktr support to the ffmpeg developers, but I have
not had time to change things according to their comments.

if anyone else has the inclination, look through the
ffmpeg-devel at mplayerhq.hu archives, from about two weeks ago.  the subject
is something like "*BSD bktr support".

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