[FFmpeg-user] -f segment does not seem to be working

Michael Hipp michael at redmule.com
Mon Mar 31 23:28:34 CEST 2014

I'm attempting to segment an incoming mp3 audio stream:

ffmpeg -i udp:// -acodec copy -f segment -segment_time 5 out%03d.mp3

The audio records fine but it never segments. The one file (out000.mp3) just 
grows and grows.

What am I doing wrong?

I'm using ffpmeg as ships with ubuntu 12.04 (version 


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