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Module: gather
Type Stream output
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Operating system(s) all
Description Recyle video and audio elementary streams when possible
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Makes it possible to stream a playlist without any noticeable interruption on input change on the client side. The audio and video streams must all have the same characteristics (codecs, bitrate, dimensions, etc.).


% vlc playlist.m3u --sout "#gather:std{access=http,mux=asfh,dst=:8080}" --sout-keep

Note: --sout-keep is default enabled in VLC 0.9.0 and newer.

If your playlist items use different codecs or have different sizes, it is advised to transcode. For example:

% vlc playlist.m3u --sout "#transcode{vcodec=DIV3,vb=512,width=640,height=480,acodec=mp3,ab=128,samplerate=44100,channels=2}:gather:std{access=http,mux=asfh,dst=:8080}" --sout-keep
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