[FFmpeg-user] Unable to play or import video files in an app that uses ffmpeg

Jim DeLaHunt list+ffmpeg-user at jdlh.com
Wed Sep 9 03:37:52 EEST 2020

On 2020-09-08 14:30, Tim Stiles wrote:

> Hi Jim! Hopefully I'm responding correctly, I'm not used to this email way
> of posting. Unsure if I'm supposed to add my comments inline.

Ehh, you are doing fine. Start by doing a "reply to all", and your email 
program may indent the message to which you are replying, as mine has 
done. Or set it off with "> " prefixes on each line. Then delete the 
unnecessary part of the message, and interleave your reply.

The point is to make it easier to follow the thread of messages replying 
to messages replying to messages, by reading from top to bottom.

> > The first log entry appears to show how the app called FFprobe. You
> > could try to run that same command yourself from the Command Prompt…
> [Tim] Here is the command line output of both tests one after the other…
> C:\Users\Tim Stiles>"C:\PB_short_path_test\PinballBrowser756\ffprobe.exe"
> -v error -show_format -show_streams -print_format xml "C:\Users\Tim
> Stiles\AppData\Local\Temp\pbi2.mp4"
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <ffprobe>
>      <streams>
>          …snip…
>      </streams>
>      <format filename=  …snip…
>      </format>
> </ffprobe>

What this seems to show is that FFprobe is installed, and runs 
correctly, giving reasonable output. That makes it more likely that the 
log entries you posted are noting a successful run of FFprobe, instead 
of a failed run.  I think that puts the ball back in the PinballBrowser 
court. Is it getting the same result when it calls FFprobe?  And that is 
a question for them, not for this list.

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