[FFmpeg-user] watch a folder for new images

Carl Zwanzig cpz at tuunq.com
Tue Feb 1 02:01:26 EET 2022

On 1/31/2022 2:22 AM, Adam Nielsen via ffmpeg-user wrote:
> Instead of trying to repurpose FFmpeg to make it your whole application,
> you could try making your application work with FFmpeg.

That's usually my reaction when someone wants to do this kind of thing.

AFAICT, there have been a fair few requests for usage or features which 
would be easy to write in any scripting language whereas the ffmpeg command 
syntax gets complicated or brittle trying to do the same thing. Need to wait 
for a file? Write a script. Need to process some but not all files in a 
directory? Write a script. Etc. It's also common for people to try ramming 
their entire pipeline into a single command, not always a good idea IMHO.

All that aside, since it sounds like this is a single image, it might be 
easier to do this in imagemagick.



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