[FFmpeg-trac] #26(FFmpeg:new): Switch to record/split to multiple files on the fly

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Mon Mar 28 12:20:34 CEST 2011

#26: Switch to record/split to multiple files on the fly
  Reporter:  xj25vm      |      Owner:  michael
      Type:              |     Status:  new
  enhancement            |  Component:  FFmpeg
  Priority:  normal      |   Keywords:  segment based recording on the fly
   Version:  git         |  splitting
Blocked By:              |   Blocking:
Reproduced:  0           |   Analyzed:  0
 It would be really nice if there was another command line switch/parameter
 for splitting/recording to multiple files on the fly. Something like the
 existing -t switch, but instead of recording, say, 10 minutes and then
 stopping, it would be nice to record 10 minutes, and then create a new
 file. This will obviously have to take some arguments for designating the
 file names automatically - either incrementally (video01.avi, video02.avi,
 video03.avi) - either based on the time of recording start
 (10:22_video.avi, 10:32_video.avi, 10:42_video.avi etc.). Or the output
 file name argument parsing could be modified to parse time/date based

 This would be very useful specially for something like a cctv application,
 where recording tends to be done in 10 minutes segments - but there
 probably are other circumstances which will benefit from this.

 At the moment I use the -t switch and a loop in a bash script - but a
 dedicated option/command line switch for ffmpeg would be far more elegant.

Ticket URL: <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/26>
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