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asked 2020-10-08 12:53:16 +0000

hctrivedi3 gravatar image

Hello Everyone !!

I want to generate video file from the ethernet camera data captured by Wireshark. Is there any way to do it? I have data received using UDP protocol and stored in PCAP format.

I'm new to wireshark and if this question has been asked previously, pl redirect.

Kindly help.


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answered 2020-10-08 14:50:00 +0000

hugo.vanderkooij gravatar image

I would say that with the current lack of details about what you captured it is not possible to do so.

First off you need to understand what you have captured. What protocol was used and how to handle it. Then you need to extraxt the proper data.

I would say you have a lot of learning to do to master the subjects at hand.

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Thanks for the prompt response @hugo.vanderkooij!!

Sure thing! I'd brief about the problem statement!

I'm using ffmpeg to stream video. While playing directly via Ethernet Cable, I'm able to play video using VLC media player. Command for generating video stream is shown beow:

ffmpeg -f dshow -i video="HP HD Camera" -profile:v high -pix_fmt yuvj420p -level:v 4.1 -preset ultrafast -tune zerolatency -vcodec libx264 -r 10 -b:v 512k -bufsize:v 2M -s 640x360 -acodec aac -ac 2 -ab 32k -ar 44100 -f mpegts -flush_packets 0 udp://

Same data now I'm sending through a wireless network. This is where the issue starts. I could somehow see that I'm receiving UDP data of same length to my end receiver system; however, I'm not able to play the video. I'm receiving data on wireshark and ...(more)

hctrivedi3 gravatar imagehctrivedi3 ( 2020-10-08 16:27:58 +0000 )edit

Stack Overflow post that points to mpeg_dump.lua on the Wireshark Wiki.
This Sharkfest presentation "How to Use Wireshark to Analyze Video by Betty DuBois" might help for background info.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-10-08 16:46:46 +0000 )edit

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