Recent problems and rtmpdump

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Wed Aug 3 05:14:09 EDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-08-03 at 09:31 +0100, Chris Yearsley wrote:
> In any case the success reports from rtmpdump2.4 are promising. Is
> there a build for Windows?

There are resume-related fixes in 2.4 which are very promising, since
resumption of interrupted downloads has been one of the big problems.

However, rtmpdump 2.4 isn't actually complete yet. They're still working
on a few things before they make the release. That's why there are no
official tarballs (and builds) yet. When it *is* released, it should end
up in with the rest of the

In the meantime, it shouldn't be hard to build it for yourself if you
want. Probably hard to do it natively on Windows (isn't *everything*
harder on Windows?), but if you have a real computer you can simply
cross-compile it for Windows using mingw32.

On a Fedora box, with a copy of the rtmpdump source checked out from git
(git clone git://, it seems to be as simple as:

 sudo yum install mingw32-zlib-static mingw32-openssl-static mingw32-gcc
 make CROSS_COMPILE=i686-pc-mingw32- SYS=mingw XLDFLAGS=-static

The OpenSSL licence prevents me from distributing the resulting binary
linked statically against the OpenSSL library. But hopefully you'll be
able to build your own fairly easily? Since it's a prerelease that's in
active development, you're better off that way anyway, because it means
you can then build tomorrow's snapshot for yourself, and the next day's,
and so on until 2.4 is actually declared stable and released.


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