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  Chunkiser 4a18aab5 over 10 years Luca Simpler ff-based input
Makefile 1.47 KB ecf6e64a over 10 years Luca Abeni Better selection of compile options and librari...
README.txt 3.13 KB 0f2ac03e over 10 years Luca Abeni Minimal informal README
dbg.h 146 Bytes e64fc7e5 over 10 years Luca Make debug output optional
dumbstreamer.c 2.08 KB 568bd1bd over 10 years Luca Abeni Make eth0 the default interface
input-dummy.c 655 Bytes 4bb789ed over 10 years Luca Some fixes to the input module
input.h 164 Bytes 709f774c over 10 years Luca Beginning of a real input module...
loop-mt.c 3.98 KB 10796872 over 10 years Luca Abeni Better error message
loop.c 3.01 KB 10796872 over 10 years Luca Abeni Better error message
loop.h 135 Bytes 7442ecb3 over 10 years Luca Pass a file name to the input module
net_helpers.c 917 Bytes 568bd1bd over 10 years Luca Abeni Make eth0 the default interface
net_helpers.h 38 Bytes 568bd1bd over 10 years Luca Abeni Make eth0 the default interface
output.c 2.12 KB e8654707 over 10 years Luca Output module: do not overwrite an already stor...
output.h 44 Bytes 89e893e2 almost 11 years Luca DumbStream, first import
streaming.c 1.84 KB c159f66f over 10 years Luca Some more debug...
streaming.h 243 Bytes 7442ecb3 over 10 years Luca Pass a file name to the input module
utils.mak 267 Bytes ecf6e64a over 10 years Luca Abeni Better selection of compile options and librari...

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# Date Author Comment
568bd1bd 01/25/2010 07:55 PM Luca Abeni

Make eth0 the default interface

0f2ac03e 01/25/2010 03:02 PM Luca Abeni

Minimal informal README

10796872 01/25/2010 02:57 PM Luca Abeni

Better error message

ecf6e64a 01/25/2010 07:40 AM Luca Abeni

Better selection of compile options and libraries in the Makefile

42ae36af 01/25/2010 07:35 AM Luca Abeni

Add a "prepare" target

4a18aab5 01/24/2010 07:53 PM Luca

Simpler ff-based input

c159f66f 01/24/2010 05:23 PM Luca

Some more debug...

0759159a 01/24/2010 05:22 PM Luca

Larger input buffer

4bb789ed 01/24/2010 04:47 PM Luca

Some fixes to the input module

7442ecb3 01/24/2010 04:25 PM Luca

Pass a file name to the input module

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README


This is DumbStreamer, the dumb streamer!
As such, do not expect it to be smart...

Here is a quick'n'dirty, informal, description about how to compile
and test the thing (do not expect to find any information about what
the dumb streamer is, or how it works. If you need such information,
please drop me an email - ):

Ok, here we go...
- To download the DumbStreamer
git clone http://www.disi.unitn.it/~abeni/PublicGits/DumbStreamer.git
- To compile it:
cd DumbStreamer
make prepare
make
You can type "make FFDIR=<path to an ffmpeg build>" to compile a version
of the streamer with a minimal libav-based input module.
You can type "make DEBUG=WhyNot" to compile a "debug" version of the
dumb streamer (prints out a lot of crap and debug information, not really
useful in practice unless you are trying to hunt a bug).
You can type "make THREADS=YesPlease" to compile the multi-thread version
of the streamer. Not tested with libav*.
You can type "make GRAPES=<path to your grapes>" to use a different build
of GRAPES
- To test it:
First, I suggest to test the non-libav-based version. It generates
"fake" text chunks, which are useful for debugging
1) build as above (make prepare; make)
2) start a source: ./dumbstreamer
3) in a different shell, start a client: ./dumbstreamer -P 5555 -i 127.0.0.1 -p 6666
4) start another client: ./dumbstreamer -P 5556 -i 127.0.0.1 -p 6666
5) ...
Explanation: "-P <port>" is the local port used by the client (6666 by
default). Since I am testing source and multiple clients on the same
machine, every client has to use a different port number. "-i <IP addr>"
is the source IP, and "-p <port>" is the port number used by the source.
After this testing, I suggest recompiling with debug on, and with threads.
Test as above, and enjoy.
- To see something interesting:
You have to build a libav-based version:
1) cd /tmp; svn checkout svn://svn.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg/trunk ffmpeg
2) cd ffmpeg; ./configure; make -j 3; cd ..
3) git clone http://www.disi.unitn.it/~abeni/PublicGits/DumbStreamer.git
4) cd DumbStreamer; make prepare; make FFDIR=/tmp/ffmpeg
Now, prepare a (video-only) input file:
5) /tmp/ffmpeg -i <whatever.avi> -r 25 -an -vcodec mpeg4 -f m4v test.m4v
6) The input currently needs to be called "input.mpg", so
ln -s test.m4v input.mpg
Start the source. For the moment, you need to manually specify the rate
(will be fixed in the future):
7) ./dumbstreamer -t 40 -c 50
create a FIFO for the output, and attach a player to it:
8) mkfifo out; ffplay out
start a client:
9) ./dumbstreamer -P 5555 -p 6666 -i 127.0.0.1 > out
- Enjoy... ;-)

A lot of cleanup is needed, and the input module is still far from being
reasonable (but this is not our business ;-)
But you can now enjoy some video...

Remember! The DumbStreamer is dumb! Peers try to send chunks to the source...
Scheduling is blind...
All of this is very bandwidth inefficient. If you want to start more clients,
please increase the upload bandwidth of the source (dumbstreamer -t 40 -c 200,
or even more...).

Enjoy your streaming,
Luca

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