[FFmpeg-user] interactive arrow keys

Everett Carmody everettcarmody at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 02:44:53 CET 2013

I'm sorry if this is a newbie question but I couldn't find an answer
through several differently-worded searches.  I use Linux (Arch) and run
ffmpeg from the command line.  Sometimes I will accidently press the back
or left arrow key and the output of ffmpeg changes to what I guess is
extra-verbosity-mode or something, in which multi-colored details print in
the terminal as it encodes.  I would like to know how to get out of that
mode, back to normal ffmpeg, non-verbose output.  I was thinking that in
the long run it might make encoding a little slower since it is using some
processing to print output.  I've also noticed that pressing the forward,
right arrow key puts it in some kind of command entry mode.

I guess the processing loss is probably negligible but I would still like
to be able to go back to standard output.  I like to be able to quickly
check the progress and the screen changes too fast with this verbose
stuff.  Also, I'm a little curious what commands I could enter with the
right arrow key thing.

Thanks for any help,


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