[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg and multiple outputs

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Mon Aug 3 13:41:06 CEST 2015

On Mon, Aug 03, 2015 at 12:06:20 +0100, MrNice wrote:
> > [NULL @ 0x3142b80] Requested output format 'sdl' is not a suitable output format
> > SDL output: Invalid argument

This means you don't have the "sdl" output device.

> > SDL is installed. Do I need to compile with a SDL option? or there is
> > another output format?
> What is the compile option?

No special option. You need to have the development libraries for SDL
On RedHat-type Linux distributions: SDL-devel (in addition to SDL).
On Debian-type distributions such as Ubuntu: libsdl1.2-dev (in addition to libsdl1.2).

A nice check: If you had SDL installed correctly, ffplay would have
been built as well. (SDL is the only extra dependency ffplay has.)


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