I'm attempting to convert the following vlc command line which is streaming an MPEG video over UDP ( no RTP ):

cvlc -vvv /vlc/attract.mpg :norm=ntsc :v4l2-width=320 :v4l2-height=240 :v4l2-standard=45056 :channel=1 --no-sout-audio --sout '#transcode{vb="1600",vcodec=mpgv,acodec=mpga,venc=ffmpeg}:standard{access=udp,mux=ts,dst=}' --loop --ttl 1

Now I would like to do the same thing but stream as RTP multicast. For the life of me I can't seem to figure out the needed vlc command line to do so.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • i don't know all the parameters of the command but i can point you to where you should put your effort in it's under #transcode > :standard > access there you need to change from udp to rtp - there may also be other parameters you also need to change so the stream is compatible with rtp. - if you have a linux and vlc on there you can use the gui client to click things together and then grab out the constructed command line command from it. and it's always a good start to use the wiki wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Streaming_HowTo/… – konqui Sep 24 '14 at 5:49
  • @konqui Thanks for the comment. I appreciate it. – Chimera Sep 25 '14 at 23:42

It is not particularly difficult. I could do it by slightly modifying your command line this way:

cvlc -vvv video.mpeg :norm=ntsc :v4l2-width=320 :v4l2-height=240 :v4l2-standard=45056 :channel=1 --no-sout-audio --sout '#transcode{vb="1600",vcodec=mpgv,acodec=mpga,venc=ffmpeg}:rtp{proto=udp,mux=ts,dst=,port=9001}' --loop --ttl 1

I can see the video running on another shell:

vlc rtp://@

I am using VLC version 2.2.0-pre3 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.0-pre3-0-ga15bef7), taken from Debian package.

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