[FFmpeg-user] Cannot skip initial bytes of a file

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Mon Dec 19 11:06:42 EET 2016

Le nonidi 29 frimaire, an CCXXV, Fang Yong a écrit :
> My video file have some initial bytes for my own file header. I try to
> play it with ffplay using the -skip_initial_bytes option. But it does
> not work.Here is the detail.
> Did I use this option correctlly?

MP4 requires seeking around in the file, this option does not adjust the
seeks, it only affects the initial read. You can try using the subfile
protocol instead.


  Nicolas George
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