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

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Tue Dec 11 12:26:56 CET 2012

Zac Harvey <zachary.harvey <at> gmail.com> writes:

> > > Also, could you (or anybody else) clarify whether
> > > or not ffmpeg can be reading a stream of audio or video
> > > from a file that is concurrently being written to
> > > (by some other process)?
> >
> > I have a suspicion that you have to ask your operating
> > system this question
> >
> > And please use a pipe.


> I guess what I'm really asking here is this: in all the 
> ffmpeg commands examples I see, there is one or more 
> specific *files* being used for input or output.

Please see "ffmpeg -protocols" for supported protocols, 
"file://" is only one of them (the default one if the 
stream name is not "-").

As said, I suspect the pipe protocol is what you are 
searching for.

Please cut your quotes, Carl Eugen

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