flvee

Flash Video (FLV)

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FLV: Extreme Edition

Flash Video (FLV) parser and serialiser

Overview

This module consumes and produces Flash Video data with delicious streams.

Super Quickstart

var fs = require("fs"),
    flvee = require("flvee");

var parser = new flvee.Parser();

fs.createReadStream("in.flv").pipe(parser);

parser.on("readable", function() {
  var e;
  while (e = parser.read()) {
    console.log(e);
  }
});

Installation

Available via npm:

$ npm install flvee

Or via git:

$ git clone git://github.com/deoxxa/flvee.git node_modules/flvee

Usage

Both the parser and serialiser are streams. The parser expects buffers on input and outputs objects. The serialiser expects objects on input and outputs buffers. See the Node.JS stream docs for more on how to use streams.

FLVParser API

constructor

Constructs a new FLVParser object. options is an object that gets passed through to the stream.Transform constructor. strictMode is a boolean that controls whether the parser tries to validate footer values or not. If the parser is initialised with strictMode: true, it will throw an error when an invalid footer value is encountered.

new flvee.Parser(options, strictMode);
// basic instantiation
var parser = new flvee.Parser();

// instantiation with strict mode
var parser = new flvee.Parser(null, true);

// instantiation with some options to go through to stream.Transform
var parser = new flvee.Parser({highWaterMark: 10});

Arguments

  • options - an object that gets passed through to the stream.Transform constructor.
  • strictMode - a boolean that controls whether the parser tries to validate footer values or not.

FLVSerialiser API

constructor

Constructs a new FLVSerialiser object. Like in FLVParser, options is an object that gets passed through to the stream.Transform constructor. headerFields is an object that sets default values for some of the header fields. This information will be discarded if a header packet is written to the serialiser instance.

new flvee.Serialiser(options, headerFields);
// basic instantiation
var serialiser = new flvee.Serialiser();

// instantiation with header information set
var serialiser = new flvee.Serialiser(null, {
  version: 1,
  flags: {
    "0": true,
    "2": true,
  },
});

// instantiation with some options to go through to stream.Transform
var serialiser = new flvee.Serialiser({highWaterMark: 10});

Arguments

  • options - an object that gets passed through to the stream.Transform constructor.
  • headerFields - an object that sets default values for some of the header fields. The possible properties are version and flags. The version field is an integer and the flags field is an object that is used to populate a bitfield.

Example

Also see example.js.

#!/usr/bin/env node

// this script will dump out packet information

var flvee = require("flvee"),
    fs = require("fs"),
    stream = require("stream");

var parser = new flvee.Parser(),
    serialiser = new flvee.Serialiser();

parser.on("readable", function() {
  var e;
  while (e = parser.read()) {
    console.log(e);
  }
});

var nowhere = new stream.Writable();
nowhere._write = function _write(input, encoding, done) { return done(); };

fs.createReadStream(process.argv[2]).pipe(parser).pipe(serialiser).pipe(nowhere);

Output (example):

{ header: { version: 1, flags: { '0': true, '2': true }, headerSize: 9 } }
{ footer: 0 }
{ packet:
   { type: 18,
     length: 4064,
     time: 0,
     streamId: 0,
     data: <Buffer 02 00 0a 6f 6e 4d 65 74 61 44 61 74 61 08 00 00 00 1b 00 0c 61 75 64 69 6f 63 6f 64 65 63 69 64 00 40 24 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0d 61 75 64 69 6f 64 61 74 ...>,
     parsed:
      [ audiocodecid: 10,
        audiodatarate: 96.80490091625826,
        audiosamplerate: 44100,
        audiosamplesize: 16,
        audiosize: 2271527,
        canSeekToEnd: true,
        datasize: 12038034,
        duration: 187.72,
        encoder: 'Lavf54.6.100',
        filesize: 12033955,
        framerate: 25.01598124866823,
        hasAudio: true,
        hasCuePoints: false,
        hasKeyframes: true,
        hasMetadata: true,
        hasVideo: true,
        height: 408,
        keyframes: [Object],
        lasttimestamp: 187.72,
        metadatacreator: 'flvtool++ (Facebook, Motion project, dweatherford)',
        metadatadate: Sun Apr 14 2013 03:31:25 GMT+1000 (EST),
        stereo: true,
        totalframes: 4696,
        videocodecid: 7,
        videodatarate: 407.65105476241206,
        videosize: 9565532,
        width: 544 ] } }
{ footer: 267059200 }
{ packet:
   { type: 18,
     length: 292,
     time: 0,
     streamId: 0,
     data: <Buffer 02 00 0a 6f 6e 4d 65 74 61 44 61 74 61 08 00 00 00 0d 00 08 64 75 72 61 74 69 6f 6e 00 40 67 a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 05 77 69 64 74 68 00 40 81 00 00 00 00 ...>,
     parsed:
      [ duration: 189,
        width: 544,
        height: 408,
        videodatarate: 390.625,
        framerate: 25,
        videocodecid: 7,
        audiodatarate: 93.75,
        audiosamplerate: 44100,
        audiosamplesize: 16,
        stereo: true,
        audiocodecid: 10,
        encoder: 'Lavf54.6.100',
        filesize: 12033955 ] } }
{ footer: 303 }
{ packet:
   { type: 9,
     length: 47,
     time: 0,
     streamId: 0,
     data: <Buffer 17 00 00 00 00 01 64 00 1e ff e1 00 1a 67 64 00 1e ac d9 80 88 35 f9 70 11 00 00 03 00 01 00 00 03 00 32 0f 16 2d 9a 01 00 05 68 e9 7b 3c 8f> } }
{ footer: 58 }
{ packet:
   { type: 8,
     length: 4,
     time: 0,
     streamId: 0,
     data: <Buffer af 00 12 10> } }
{ footer: 15 }

License

3-clause BSD. A copy is included with the source.

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