[FFmpeg-user] What argument(s) does 'ashowinfo' take?

Mark Filipak markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 14:54:01 EET 2020

On 03/01/2020 06:47 PM, Dan Bridges wrote:
> On 2/03/2020 9:12 am, Mark Filipak wrote:
>> ffprobe -ashowinfo -i g:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_1.VOB
> According to
> https://hhsprings.bitbucket.io/docs/programming/examples/ffmpeg/audio_visualization/ashowinfo.html
> I used this formatĀ  for showinfo and ashowinfo with a clip called
> Dancing.MTS:
> ffprobe -f lavfi movie=Dancing.MTS,showinfo

Thanks, Dan. I finally got it working and the solution is very 
instructive (and worrying).

C:\CMD & tiny apps\ffmpeg >ffprobe -f lavfi 
--note current working directory--
fails; "Error initializing filter 'movie' with args 
--note missing '\'s in path to 'VTS_01_1.VOB'--

And this:
C:\CMD & tiny apps\ffmpeg >ffprobe -f lavfi 
--note escaped '\'s in path to 'VTS_01_1.VOB'--
fails; "movie=G:\\VIDEO_TS\\VTS_01_1.VOB,showinfo: No such file or 

But this:
G:\VIDEO_TS >"C:\CMD & tiny apps\ffmpeg\ffprobe" -f lavfi 
--note change of current working directory--

Quick! Hand me the bug killer!

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