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So this might be a question better suited for a linux forum or a video-somethingsomething forum but I will try here anyway.

I am livestreaming video from a raspberry pi to several andriod pads using ffmpeg. The ffmpeg command i use is this:

ffmpeg -i /dev/video0 -f mpegts udp://236.0.0.0.1

This works...barely. The video is streaming in 8-9 fps and it is very choppy. I fairly sure the network is not the bottleneck but rather the computational speed of the raspberry.

So my question is: what videocodecs/protocols/formats should i be using to make the life of my raspberry more comfortable. Also it would be good if this format is supported by an android pad. Preferably native support.

  • You are right, ffmpeg is probably too CPU-hungry. Check out this post. There are several solutions and links there. – jamieguinan May 19 '16 at 14:53
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    I switched to a more powerful camera that does the encoding (I think?) itself. No I get about 20 fps instead. Big improvment. – jimmy May 20 '16 at 15:04

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