[FFmpeg-user] Does ffmpeg accept input directly from serial ports?

Roger Pack rogerdpack2 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 03:53:21 CET 2012

On 12/10/12, Zac Harvey <zachary.harvey at gmail.com> wrote:
> I will be running ffmpeg on a Linux (Debian) machine that will be connected
> to a serial device (via GPIO pins), which is the source of both my audio
> and video bitstreams. Can ffmpeg somehow accept a serial device (perhaps a
> UART or SPI connection) as input, or perhaps works directly with a
> compatible device driver?
> If not, I will have to write some custom software that reads incoming
> audio/video data from the serial port and writes it to a file.  Then,
> configure ffmpeg to read from that file. In that case, here's my question:
> can ffmpeg get read access to a file that my software is simultaneously
> writing audio or video data to? What would experienced ffmpeg users do?
> Thanks in advance.

Maybe a linux named pipe would help/work?

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