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       librtmp - RTMPDump Real-Time Messaging Protocol API


       RTMPDump RTMP (librtmp, -lrtmp)


       #include <librtmp/rtmp.h>


       The  Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is used for streaming multimedia content across a
       TCP/IP network. This API provides most client functions and a few server functions  needed
       to  support RTMP, RTMP tunneled in HTTP (RTMPT), encrypted RTMP (RTMPE), RTMP over SSL/TLS
       (RTMPS) and tunneled variants of these encrypted types (RTMPTE, RTMPTS).  The  basic  RTMP
       specification  has been published by Adobe but this API was reverse-engineered without use
       of the Adobe specification. As such, it may deviate from any published specifications  but
       it usually duplicates the actual behavior of the original Adobe clients.

       The RTMPDump software package includes a basic client utility program in rtmpdump(1), some
       sample servers, and a library used to provide programmatic access to  the  RTMP  protocol.
       This  man page gives an overview of the RTMP library routines. These routines are found in
       the -lrtmp library. Many other routines are also available, but they  are  not  documented

       The  basic  interaction  is as follows. A session handle is created using RTMP_Alloc() and
       initialized using RTMP_Init().  All session parameters are provided using RTMP_SetupURL().
       The  network  connection is established using RTMP_Connect(), and then the RTMP session is
       established using RTMP_ConnectStream().  The stream is read using RTMP_Read().   A  client
       can  publish  a  stream  by calling RTMP_EnableWrite() before the RTMP_Connect() call, and
       then using RTMP_Write() after the session is established.  While a stream  is  playing  it
       may  be paused and unpaused using RTMP_Pause().  The stream playback position can be moved
       using RTMP_Seek().  When RTMP_Read() returns 0 bytes, the stream is complete  and  may  be
       closed using RTMP_Close().  The session handle is freed using RTMP_Free().

       All  data  is  transferred  using FLV format. The basic session requires an RTMP URL.  The
       RTMP URL format is of the form

       Plain rtmp, as well as tunneled and encrypted sessions are supported.

       Additional options may be specified by appending space-separated key=value  pairs  to  the
       URL.  Special  characters in values may need to be escaped to prevent misinterpretation by
       the option parser.  The escape encoding uses  a  backslash  followed  by  two  hexadecimal
       digits  representing the ASCII value of the character. E.g., spaces must be escaped as \20
       and backslashes must be escaped as \5c.


   Network Parameters
       These options define how to connect to the media server.

              Use the specified SOCKS4 proxy.

   Connection Parameters
       These options define the content of the RTMP Connect request packet.   If  correct  values
       are not provided, the media server will reject the connection attempt.

              Name of application to connect to on the RTMP server. Overrides the app in the RTMP
              URL. Sometimes the librtmp URL parser cannot determine the app name  automatically,
              so it must be given explicitly using this option.

              URL of the target stream. Defaults to rtmp[t][e|s]://host[:port]/app.

              URL  of  the  web page in which the media was embedded. By default no value will be

              URL of the SWF player for the media. By default no value will be sent.

              Version of the Flash plugin used to  run  the  SWF  player.  The  default  is  "LNX

              Append arbitrary AMF data to the Connect message. The type must be B for Boolean, N
              for number, S for string, O for object, or Z for null. For Booleans the  data  must
              be  either  0  or  1 for FALSE or TRUE, respectively. Likewise for Objects the data
              must be 0 or 1 to end or begin an object, respectively. Data  items  in  subobjects
              may  be  named,  by  prefixing the type with 'N' and specifying the name before the
              value, e.g.  NB:myFlag:1. This option may  be  used  multiple  times  to  construct
              arbitrary AMF sequences. E.g.
                conn=B:1 conn=S:authMe conn=O:1 conn=NN:code:1.23 conn=NS:flag:ok conn=O:0

   Session Parameters
       These options take effect after the Connect request has succeeded.

              Overrides  the playpath parsed from the RTMP URL. Sometimes the rtmpdump URL parser
              cannot determine the correct playpath automatically, so it must be given explicitly
              using this option.

              If  the  value  is  1 or TRUE, issue a set_playlist command before sending the play
              command. The playlist will just contain the current playpath. If the value is 0  or
              FALSE, the set_playlist command will not be sent. The default is FALSE.

              Specify  that the media is a live stream. No resuming or seeking in live streams is

              Name of live stream to subscribe to. Defaults to playpath.

              Start at num seconds into the stream. Not valid for live streams.

              Stop at num seconds into the stream.

              Set buffer time to num milliseconds. The default is 30000.

              Timeout the session after num seconds without receiving any data from  the  server.
              The default is 120.

   Security Parameters
       These options handle additional authentication requests from the server.

              Key   for   SecureToken   response,   used   if  the  server  requires  SecureToken

              JSON     token     used     by     legacy      servers.      Invokes

              If  the  value  is 1 or TRUE, the SWF player is retrieved from the specified swfUrl
              for performing SWF Verification.  The SWF hash and size (used in  the  verification
              step)  are computed automatically. Also the SWF information is cached in a .swfinfo
              file in the user's home directory, so that it doesn't  need  to  be  retrieved  and
              recalculated  every  time.  The  .swfinfo file records the SWF URL, the time it was
              fetched, the modification timestamp of the SWF file, its size,  and  its  hash.  By
              default, the cached info will be used for 30 days before re-checking.

              Specify  how  many  days  to  use  the cached SWF info before re-checking. Use 0 to
              always check the SWF URL. Note that if the check shows that the SWF  file  has  the
              same modification timestamp as before, it will not be retrieved again.


       An example character string suitable for use with RTMP_SetupURL():
         "rtmp://flashserver:1935/ondemand/thefile swfUrl=http://flashserver/player.swf swfVfy=1"


       HOME   The value of $HOME is used as the location for the .swfinfo file.


              Cache of SWF Verification information


       rtmpdump(1), rtmpgw(8)


       Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team