[FFmpeg-user] Streaming an mp4/mov file in real time using FFMPEG (no moov atom)

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 02:23:49 EET 2021

Am Mo., 11. Jan. 2021 um 01:19 Uhr schrieb Rishit Temp
<rishit.redirect at gmail.com>:

> I am trying to read an incomplete MP4 file as it is being written in real time.

This is in general impossible with FFmpeg.

If the file would be written in a way that makes this possible (by renaming
"old" moov atoms to free atoms every few seconds), you wouldn't ask here
(and that likely wouldn't solve your general issue).

Carl Eugen

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