[gst-devel] Trying to play a UDP webcam stream with VLC

Donny Viszneki donny.viszneki at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 20:59:00 CEST 2010

This is just a guess, but perhaps if any of your packets get dropped,
the stream is corrupted. TCP may be better anyhow because the server
will not over-send to a client if enough throughput isn't available.
To use UDP I think you'll need to use elements that know how to deal
with dropped packets.

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 1:34 PM, Steve Ricketts <velocedge at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I'm just experimenting a little with gstreamer and have a problem I don't
> quite understand.  I want to stream a live web cam and play it on another
> computer with VLC.   I'm streaming a web cam video with:
> gst-launch v4l2src !
> video/x-raw-yuv,width=320,height=240,framerate=\(fraction\)5/1 !
> ffmpegcolorspace ! jpegenc ! multipartmux ! udpsink host=
> port=6279
> On the same computer, I can open VLC and play the udp stream with
> udp://@ fine.  However, when I go to another computer it
> says my input cannot be opened.  I thought it might have been a firewall
> issue, but I've turned off all the firewalls and still no video.
> Is there something I'm not aware of regarding gstreamer?  Should I be able
> to do this?
> Thanks,
> Steve
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