[FFmpeg-user] ffprobe input from pipe, get error

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Fri Jan 3 10:22:08 CET 2014

Tianzhi Lin <lintianzhi1992 <at> gmail.com> writes:

> http://shars.qiniudn.com/child.mov
> cat child.mov | ffprobe -i -
> error: stream 0, offset 0x24: partial file

This file needs seeking because its moov atom is at 
the end of the file, seeking is impossible in the pipe.

You can use tools/qt-faststart to produce a file that 
you can pipe:
$ tools/qt-faststart child.mov out.mov
$ cat out.mov|./ffprobe -

Carl Eugen

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