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I'm using ffmpeg to encode large avi (or other) files to mp4, which are then saved to disk, then streamed in the browser using apache mod_h264.

The problem with this is that we have to wait until ffmpeg finishes encoding the mp4, which can take a long time. Ideally, we would be able to stream the video, while the encoding is being processed.

Is there a way to do this with ffmpeg/mod_h264 or is there a better solution to achieve this?

Thanks!

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With mp4 files, no. You have to wait for it to finish.

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