[FFmpeg-user] can "Press [q] to stop, [?] for help" be disabled in FFmpeg.exe? Please help!

Simon Thelen ffmpeg-user at c-14.de
Sat Apr 25 01:50:59 CEST 2015

On 15-04-24 at 16:06, James Heliker wrote:
> Hello
> I'm trying to automate the calling of FFmpeg via Windows command line, 
> and everything is working well until FFmpeg actually begins an encode 
> and prints out: "Press [q] to stop, [?] for help"
> Is it possible to disable that functionality that seems to be re-opening 
> a stream somehow? It is crashing everything I have tried to use, even 
> sysinternals' PSExec and the lesser-known PAExec counterpart 
> (http://www.poweradmin.com/paexec/).
> It believe things would be perfect if I could somehow get FFmpeg to run 
> without doing that extra "listen" for whether I want to push "q" or "?"...
> Complete, uncut output below:
You can get ffmpeg to not listen on stdin with -nostdin.
Is that what you were looking for?

Simon Thelen

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