[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg serving to Avisynth
Paul B Mahol
onemda at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 12:46:19 CEST 2015
On 9/15/15, Francois Visagie <francois.visagie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ffmpeg-user [mailto:ffmpeg-user-bounces at ffmpeg.org] On Behalf Of
>> Frank Tetzel
>> Sent: 14 September 2015 21:40
>> To: ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org
>> Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg serving to Avisynth
>> > > What processing do you want to do with ffmpeg?
>> > At a minimum I foresee concatenating input files with it. My current
>> > project has 350+ video files. Avisynth cannot work with more than 25
>> > - 35 without crashing. I have not found an Avisynth mechanism for
>> > concatenating files that preserves audio.
>> There are multiple ways to concatenate files depending on the input codecs
>> and what other processing you want to do with it . Not sure if it
>> hundreds of input files well enough.
>> > > And why do you want to
>> > > send it over tcp, if that's what TCPSource reads (not an avisynth
>> > > user)?
>> > To avoid intermediate storage. Workspace for this project is 2TB.
>> > Each additional version of the project is currently ~700GB. Some form
>> > of inter-process communication is required to avoid intermediate
>> > storage. TCPSource() seems the only type of built-in IPC input
>> > Avisynth supports.
>> I don't know which data layout they expect in TCPSource and if it is in
>> way compatible with the tcp output protocol in ffmpeg, or any other
>> protocol. I know this was your question in the first place but i can't
>> help you
>> there. You could play around and just try to connect .
> On the premise that Avisynth would expect similar input via TCPSource() than
> it produces via frame-serving, I noted its video and audio formats when
> serving to ffmpeg and specified those codecs for the most likely-looking
> protocol, tcp.
> Then came the issue of which format to specify for the tcp protocol. ffmpeg
> reports Avisynth's input format as 'avisynth', which the former does not
> support as an output format. I tried a couple of likely-looking candidates,
> mostly the 'raw' ones. With some, e.g. 'rawvideo':
> ffmpeg -y -i 00000.MTS -c:v rawvideo -c:a pcm_s16le -f rawvideo
How is rawvideo format supposed to handle audio frames?
> ffmpeg and Avisynth would connect and ffmpeg would in fact start serving.
> After a short while, however, Avisynth would crash out and ffmpeg would
> terminate with
> av_interleaved_write_frame(): Unknown error
> This seems to indicate at least format incompatibility, and perhaps initial
> connection set-up also.
>> There's also some avisynth support in ffmpeg . As i never used it i
>> know about its capabilities.
>> What are you doing after processing with avisynth? Do you pipe it back
>> ffmpeg for encoding? Can't you use built-in filters  instead of an
>>  http://avisynth.nl/index.php/TCPServer
>>  http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-protocols.html#tcp
>>  http://www.ffmpeg.org/faq.html#How-can-I-read-DirectShow-files_003f
>>  http://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Concatenate
>>  http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-filters.html#Description
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