[FFmpeg-trac] #1253(FFmpeg:closed): FFMpeg don't handle files with some characters

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Fri Apr 27 20:53:13 CEST 2012

#1253: FFMpeg don't handle files with some characters
             Reporter:  Uno     |                    Owner:
                 Type:  defect  |                   Status:  closed
             Priority:  normal  |                Component:  FFmpeg
              Version:  0.10.2  |               Resolution:  worksforme
             Keywords:          |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:          |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0       |

Comment (by mjs973):

 Replying to [comment:6 Uno]:
 > Replying to [comment:5 cehoyos]:
 > > Did you already test the following?
 > > $ ffmpeg -i file:hello\:goofy.avi
 > It works! But shouldn't it work also without the "file:" prefix?

 No. In ffmpeg, a filename is structured like [protocol:]filename

 A protocol says how to interpret the filename which follows. Examples of
 protocols are file:, pipe:, http:, udp: and rtp:. As a special case,
 single letter protocols, like c:, are interpreted as a Windows drive

 So, in your example, ffmpeg was looking for a protocol named "hello:", and
 when it couldn't find one by that name, it printed an error message.

Ticket URL: <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/1253#comment:7>
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