[FFmpeg-user] How to send sequence of PNG files over network for ffmpeg to render?

zhangkai.gis zhangkai.gis at 163.com
Tue Jul 24 08:13:40 EEST 2018

Hi Andrew,
Maybe you can write a software to listen on a port, and then rewrite the pngs to FIFO. and start ffmpeg from the software.the ffmpeg's input can be a FIFO.



From:Andrew Stuart <andrew.stuart at supercoders.com.au>
Date:2018-07-24 10:17
Subject:[FFmpeg-user] How to send sequence of PNG files over network for ffmpeg to render?
To:"ffmpeg-user"<ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org>

OK I’ve done a ton of research, and have found tantalizing hints, but can’t really work out if this is possible. 

Currently I use ffmpeg to pick up a sequence of PNG files from the disk render them into a video.  Works great - no problems. 

My goal is for ffmpeg to be running and listening on a network port, then from another machine to send the PNG sequence over the network directly into ffmpeg, and have the resulting video file saved. 

So I need to work out how to configure ffmpeg to listen on the network for a sequence of PNG files, and I need to work out how to, from another machine, connect to ffmpeg, tell it what the output filename should be, and then transmit the PNG files. 

Is there any way to do this?  Despite many hours research I can’t see if this is actually possible or not. 



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