If you want to create videos using FFmpeg there is a basic pipeline setup to go with. We will first take a short overview over this pipeline and then focus on each individual section.
Lifestreaming is the real deal of video today, however there aren’t that many content creation tools to choose from. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are pushing hard to enable their users to stream vlogging-style content live from their phones with proprietary Apps, and OBS is used for Let’s Plays and Twitch streams. But when you want to stream events or lectures you are pretty much on your own.
In this series of posts I want to share the experiences I gained over the past couple of weeks while writing an application that captures video and audio and creates a simple livestream. This application is designed to be the basis of a simple streaming desktop application. Continue reading