[FFmpeg-user] [dshow @ 045e0060] Could not enumerate video devices.

Bryce McLeod bryce.mcleod at codory.com
Wed Mar 12 11:56:54 CET 2014

 You will get this message if you do not have a direct show device called
'screen-capture-recorder' installed/available. You can use

ffmpeg -list_devices true -f dshow -i dummy

to see what is available.

It's worth noting that connecting over rdp can change what direct show
devices are available (audio devices in particular) so if you do have
access to the console it might be worth trying it there to see if the
results are any different.


On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 10:19 AM, Balan Victor <balan.victor0 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> i've downloaded ffmpeg for windows from
> http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/win32/static/ffmpeg-latest-win32-static.7zand
> unzip into a windows 20003 server.
> I connect in rdp to my server and run this command:
> ffmpeg -f dshow -i video="screen-capture-recorder" output.flv
> but i get this error:
> [dshow @ 045e0060] Could not enumerate video devices.
> video=screen-capture-recorder: Input/output error
> where i'm wrong?
> thanks
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Bryce McLeod

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