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

Lou lou at lrcd.com
Mon Mar 31 23:37:53 CEST 2014

On Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:28:34 -0500
Michael Hipp <michael at redmule.com> wrote:

> 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 
> 0.8.10-4:0.8.10-0ubuntu0.12.04.1).

As of 13.10 Ubuntu does not include ffmpeg from FFmpeg. The version you
are using is from a fork of FFmpeg. This mailing list only supports
stuff from FFmpeg.

You can try using a recent build of ffmpeg:

Or of course you can always compile ffmpeg.

If you don't want to try either of those then you'll have to consult
the help resources of your distro or the fork.

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