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       harvid - video server


       harvid [OPTION] [document-root]


       harvid - http ardour video server


       -A <cmdlist>, --admin <cmdlist>
              space  separated  list  of  allowed  admin  commands.  An exclamation-mark before a
              command disables it.  default: 'flush_cache'; available: flush_cache,  purge_cache,

       -c <path>, --chroot <path>
              change system root - jails server to this path

       -C <frames>
              set initial frame-cache size (default: 128)

       -D, --daemonize
              fork into background and detach from TTY

       -g <name>, --groupname <name>
              assume this user-group

       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -F <feat>, --features <feat>
              space  separated  list of optional features.  An exclamation-mark before a features
              disables it.  default: 'index'; available: index, seek, flatindex, keepraw

       -l <path>, --logfile <path>
              specify file for log messages

       -M, --memlock
              attempt to lock memory (prevent cache paging)

       -p <num>, --port <num>
              TCP port to listen on (default 1554)

       -P <listenaddr>
              IP address to listen on (default

       -q, --quiet, --silent
              inhibit usual output (may be used thrice)

       -s, --syslog
              send messages to syslog

       -t <thread-limit>
              set maximum decoder-threads (default: 8)

       -T <sec>, --timeout <secs>
              set a timeout after which the server will terminate if no new request arrives

       -u <name>, --username <name>
              server will act as this user

       -v, --verbose
              print more information (may be used twice)

       -V, --version
              print version information and exit

       The default document-root (if unspecified) is the system root: / or C:\.

       If both syslog and logfile are given that last specified option will be used.

       --verbose and --quiet are additive. The default is  to  print  warnings  and  above  only.
       Available log-levels are 'mute', 'critical, 'error', 'warning' and 'info'.

       The  --features  option allows one to enable or disable /seek and /index http-handlers and
       change their respone: The 'flatindex' option concerns /index&flatindex=1 which recursively
       indexes all video file. It is disabled by defaults since a recursive search of the default
       docroot / can takes a very long time.  When requesting png or jpeg images harvid decodes a
       raw RGB frame and then encodes it again. If 'keepraw' feature is enabled, both the raw RGB
       and encoded image are kept in cache. The default is  to  invaldate  the  RGB  frame  after
       encoding the image.


       harvid -A '!flush_cache purge_cache shutdown' -C 256 /tmp/

       sudo harvid -c /tmp/ -u nobody -g nogroup /


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