I'm hoping to stream a webcam to browsers from my Pi using ffserver.

I've seen a number of similar tutorials such as this one. They all say I need to compile it because the default version has "streaming issues".

  • What are these "issues"?
  • Is it still true for the version I would get from aptitude today?



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ffmpeg would seg fault when trying to stream.

You could try and apt-get ffmpeg and see if it works now. Or use libavconv - I think that's what it's called - which is a ffmpeg fork.

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