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

sreerag r sreemnpy at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 12:17:45 CEST 2011

I tried out VLC directshow capture mode. It is working fine. But using VLC's
dirctshow mode we can't do RTMP streaming.
I need to stream webcam video to a Flash media server using dshow.
If have any idea please reply me..
Thanks in advance..

On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 2:06 AM, James Lu <luj125 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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:
> http://ffmpeg.org/faq.html#SEC26
> 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
> working?
> Hope one of these solutions works out for you,
> ~James
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with regards
Sreerag R
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