[FFmpeg-user] Possible to use named pipe between ffmpeg and ffplay on Windows?

Paul Goins general at vultaire.net
Sat Jun 1 07:27:51 CEST 2013

On 5/31/2013 2:11 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Paul Goins <general <at> vultaire.net> writes:
>>       ffmpeg -f dshow -rtbufsize 1000000k -s 1280x720 -r 30
>>           -i video="Logicool HD Webcam C310"
>>           -f rawvideo -vcodec copy -an
>>           \\.\pipe\piper_in
> Does it work with pipe://pipe/piper_in ?

Interesting; this was worth a try.
I definitely get different behavior.

I tried the following 4 ways:


None of them connect to the pipe (the app managing the pipe tells when the pipe connects).
Instead, I get lots of stuff, presumably binary data, dumped to stdout; I then have to terminate the 

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