[FFmpeg-user] ffplay using frame buffer

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Thu Mar 22 15:23:28 EET 2018

On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 07:57:02 +1300, 3djake wrote:
> How do I compile ffmpeg so that ffplay can use /dev/fb0 for playback?

You don't. It uses SDL.

> ./configure --arch=armel --target-os=linux --enable-gpl --enable-omx
> --enable-omx-rpi --enable-nonfree --enable-mmal --enable-ffplay
> It appears that the version of ffplay from the repository can use /dev/fb0
> but the one I compiled cannot?

How do you get that impression? Can you post a working example?

Indeed: ffmpeg does support fbdev as an output muxer, but not ffplay.


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