[vlc-devel] Re: BUG to report: RTSP stream interruption on vlc 0.8.6a results in 100% CPU hang / never quits or recovers

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live555.com
Tue Feb 6 20:22:06 CET 2007

>I am making a video recording server for multiple IP video 
>surveillance cameras from Axis Communications. This is on Linux 
>(CentOS 4.4, if that matters). Basically I have a short Perl script 
>that wraps a call to the command-line vlc with no user interface, 
>something like...
>vlc  -I dummy     rtsp://    --sout 
>IPVideo/Camera1/Camera1--2007-02-06-114120.mp4   --stop-time=900 
>vlc:quit         2>&1

If you're not doing any transcoding, then you could instead try 
running "openRTSP" <http://www.live555.com/openRTSP/> with the "-4" 
option, to write a MPEG-4 format (to stdout).  (You should also use 
the "-w", "-h" and "-f" options to set the correct width, height, and 
frame rate.)  You might find "openRTSP" simpler to deal with than VLC 
(which seems like overkill here, if you're not doing any encoding, 
decoding or transcoding).

Ross Finlayson
Live Networks, Inc.
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