[FFmpeg-user] Play continuous stream while displaying metadata

Jean-Luc Wasmer ffmpeg-user at jl.wasmer.ca
Wed Jul 6 21:04:26 CEST 2016


How can I play a live network stream and get all metadata printed to 
I don't care so much about the audio (would be better to have though).

ffplay doesn't display the metadata as it occurs on the stream. I tried 
with "-f ffmetadata" but the players seems stuck waiting for something.

I tried:
ffmpeg -i http://.... -f ffmetadata metadata.txt
but ffmpeg doesn't stay connected (quits with "Output file is empty, 
nothing was encoded" message)

I tried with ffprobe but it also didn't stay connected.


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