[FFmpeg-user] Streaming video as input to ffmpeg

Jay Kert jay.kert at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 22 20:51:22 CEST 2011

Hi guys,
I am newbie with ffmpeg. I have would like to capture a live real time stream (like TV) and provide it as input to ffmpeg. I see that ffmpeg accepts files as input, also i tried give it a file which was constantly being written to (streaming to a file using vlc), but it doesnt work(it quits after a while). Please do let me know how i can do this. I tried search the web a lot for this(incl ffmpeg faq ), but couldnt find it.

thanks a lot,

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