[vlc-devel] VLC and rtmp

Howard Chu hyc at highlandsun.com
Mon Nov 5 10:27:12 CET 2012

Nelson Perez wrote:
> Hi there, I've downloaded a copy from the VLC port to android (that I found at
> git://git.videolan.org/vlc-ports/android.git
> <http://git.videolan.org/vlc-ports/android.git>) and it works perfectly on my
> galaxy tab 7.
> I'm currently most interested in grabbing some rtmp streams, and it does the
> job like no one, seriously, excellent. But I have a problem, some of my
> streams require the pageUrl parameter to be set to the origin URL. I've tryied
> a couple of things, but nothing seems to work. I even browsed through the
> files and found that the parameter seems to be used here:
> vlc/contrib/android/ffmpeg/libavformat/rtmpproto.c
> Then in a naive attempt I just set the pageurl attribute of the RTMPContext
> struct to the hardcoded value I know would make my sever accept it. But I got
> nothing. What is more, it seems like the VLC is not using this code at all.
> I did some research with the rtmpdump before, but I've never seen the VLC code
> before, so is there an easy way make VLC connect with this extra parameter? is
> it already possible to do that? and if not, where should I start looking if I
> want to add this feature?

Read this thread for a working patch

Too bad the VLC developers never integrated it. ffmpeg, mplayer, XBMC already 
support librtmp perfectly well.

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