[Ffmpeg-devel] Documentation issue

Víctor Paesa wzrlpy
Mon Sep 11 19:28:02 CEST 2006

> Specifically, that ffmpeg reads stdin is not stated in the ffmpeg
> manpage, or on the other documentation that I could find. Suggest a
> statement to this effect [files: /dev/stdin: ffmpeg reads this for
> control information and status] in the manpage. Makes it a bit tricky
> to script if you aren't expecting it.
> Apart from that, no complaints; it's a nice program. Thanks.

I'm afraid is is already explained in the FAQ and in ffmpeg docs:

$ fgrep 'standard input' doc/*
doc/faq.texi:@section How can I read from the standard input or write to
the standard output ?
doc/ffmpeg-doc.texi:The filename can be @file{-} to read from standard
input or to write


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