[FFmpeg-user] Streaming video as input to ffmpeg

Antoine Villeret antoine.villeret at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 14:25:51 CEST 2011


you should consider using gstreamer and pipeline, it works with ffmpeg and
have a huge plugin library that allows you to grab lots of streams



2011/10/22 Jay Kert <jay.kert at yahoo.com>

> Hi guys,
> I am newbie with ffmpeg. I have would like to capture a live real time
> stream (like TV) and provide it as input to ffmpeg. I see that ffmpeg
> accepts files as input, also i tried give it a file which was constantly
> being written to (streaming to a file using vlc), but it doesnt work(it
> quits after a while). Please do let me know how i can do this. I tried
> search the web a lot for this(incl ffmpeg faq ), but couldnt find it.
> thanks a lot,
> jay
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