[FFmpeg-user] How to check if a youtube URL is valid before starting download?
bo.berglund at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 21:29:16 EEST 2021
On Wed, 7 Jul 2021 17:08:37 +0100, Rob Hallam <ffmpeg at roberthallam.com> wrote:
>Please see my other reply to your other message- ffmpeg does not (to
>my knowledge) operate on web pages, as opposed to multimedia files.
I am looking for a *quick* test method just looking at the stream and deciding
in about 5 seconds weather there is a freeze or not. The test is supposed to be
run by cron at regular intervals and if a freeze is found it will send me an
The URL it uses is in a disk file and is read from the file like the download
script does. This is designed so I can easily modify the URL if it changes even
when there are scheduled download jobs not yet executing.
(I use at scheduling for the downloads)
Developer in Sweden
More information about the ffmpeg-user