[FFmpeg-user] Possible to use named pipe between ffmpeg and ffplay on Windows?

Maxim Kozlov rogat1y at gmail.com
Fri May 31 12:18:38 CEST 2013

Try this command:

ffmpeg -f dshow -rtbufsize 1000000k -s 1280x720 -r 30 -i video="Logicool HD
Webcam C310" -an -c:v libx264 -q 0 -f h264 - | ffmpeg -f h264 -i - -c copy
-f mp4 c:\file.mp4 -f copy pipe:play | ffplay -i pipe:play

1st instance of ffmpeg will capture wideo from webcam, encodes it to x264
and sends to a pipe.
2nd instance of ffmpeg grabs stream from pipe, saves it to file and sends
stream to pipe:play

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