[FFmpeg-user] STDOUT and STDERR choices....

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Mon Mar 24 08:18:45 CET 2014

Sam Marrocco <smarrocco <at> ringsidecreative.com> writes:

> -A normally running ffmpeg task seems to send all it's output 
> (even when there are no errors) to STDERR even with no errors.

This depends on what you mean with "output":
ffmpeg sends all diagnostic messages (the "console output") 
to stderr because its actual output (the media stream) can go 
to stdout and mixing the diagnostic messages with the media 
stream would brake the output.

Carl Eugen

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