[FFmpeg-user] Option to make ffprobe output easily parseable by computer programs
riokierkels at gmail.com
Sun Jan 12 20:28:53 CET 2014
Add the -show_format -show_streams options.
They will print info about the streams in the container and info about the
On Jan 12, 2014 8:26 PM, "Leo Izen" <leo.izen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 12, 2014 7:38 PM, "Fusl" <ffmpeg at lists.dedilink.eu> wrote:
> > http://www.ffmpeg.org/ffprobe.html#Writers
> On 01/12/2014 01:39 PM, Rio Kierkels wrote:
>> We use the json format output.
>> Works great in our projects.
> I read the documentation, and I seem to be missing something: ffprobe just
> prints a header/footer and the original information:
> That is, the command
> ffprobe -print_format xml tearsofsteel-ffv1.mkv
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'tearsofsteel-ffv1.mkv':
> ENCODER : Lavf55.22.100
> Duration: 00:12:14.17, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 132222 kb/s
> Stream #0:0: Video: ffv1 (FFV1 / 0x31564646), yuv420p, 1920x800, SAR
> 1:1 DAR 12:5, 24 fps, 24 tbr, 1k tbn, 1k tbc (default)
> which is exactly what it printed before, but this time wrapped in an XML
> header/footer. I tried the same thing with json, and I got the same thing,
> except with a leading/trailing curly-brace.
> I must be missing something because this seems like a non-feature to me.
> Could someone explain?
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