[FFmpeg-user] How to stream to HDMI on Linux/Ubuntu

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Mon Dec 2 16:05:51 CET 2013

David Favor <david <at> davidfavor.com> writes:

> ffmpeg -i foo.mp4 /dev/hdmi
> Maybe this is so simple, I'm just missing it.
> So I guess two questions...
> 1) How do determine the HDMI device on a given machine

$ aplay -l

> 2) Syntax to stream a .mp4 file to the device

$ ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -f alsa hw:1,7

The actual device depends on your hardware.
I am sure there are non-alsa alternatives for all 
commands but I always only tested alsa.

Carl Eugen

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