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Old 10-29-2011, 12:22 AM   #1
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Bind(port 8090): Invalid argument error in ffserver patch found

I was getting this error with ffserver failing to start on the latest release on the latest Ubuntu(11.10) and still got it when I rolled back to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with the latest ffmpeg from git and also when I tried an older release of ffmpeg. Lots of Googling yielded no answer until I found this Russian site and thanks to Google Translate, was able to read this patch. If you open ffserver.c in a text editor, and find the text below(it is around line number 4000 or so), this is where you'll make a small edit. Insert the line with the "+"(without including the "+" of course) save the changes and recompile(make). It worked for me.

my_http_addr.sin_port = htons(val); 
 + my_http_addr.sin_family = AF_INET; 
 } else if (!strcasecmp(cmd, "BindAddress")) { 
 get_arg(arg, sizeof(arg), &p); 
 if (resolve_host(&my_http_addr.sin_addr, arg) != 0) {
And the url for the Russian site:

Last edited by unkajim; 10-29-2011 at 12:35 AM.
Old 01-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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It worked for me, too. Thanks for contributing this fix.

Have you considered submitting it to the developers at



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