[FFmpeg-user] directly view transcoding in video player

Timothy W. Grove tim_grove at sil.org
Fri Aug 7 16:09:19 EEST 2020

I develop an application which displays a video, amongst other things. A 
user may open just about any video format to view in the video display. 
"Saving" a video will invoke ffmpeg to resize and transcode the video to 
h264 (mp4) and display this video.

Is it possible to open the initial video file and stream it to the 
display in its final format using ffmpeg so a user could see the video 
in its final form without the intermediate "saving" step? Thanks for any 

Best regards,

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