[FFmpeg-user] How can we enable dshow format in ffmpeg when compiling on windows?

James Lu luj125 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 22:36:54 CEST 2011

On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 4:22 PM, Roger Pack <rogerdpack2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> > How can we enable dshow format in ffmpeg?
> According to
> http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27&start=10
> (last post) it should "just work" though I haven't tried it myself,
> and apparently it isn't easy...

Make sure you are using the most recent libav* libraries in compiling
It seems you also should try --enable-avisynth ? Not sure... ref:

If you're looking for an alternative, VLC has a directshow capture mode that
works moderately well. Seeing as how VLC is built on the same libraries as
ffmpeg, I'm assuming it does the same job as if you got the -f dshow to work
on the command line tool.

Also, vlc works as a command line tool itself, try using it's syntax found
here: http://wiki.videolan.org/VLC_command-line_help if you can't get ffmpeg

Hope one of these solutions works out for you,

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