[FFmpeg-user] feature request/suggestion: make the server and ffplay into sink filters :)

Roger Pack rogerdpack2 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 01:37:59 CET 2011

>> Split an input stream, send it to a "file" output as well as to a
>> "server" output, or optionally also to a "view" output (ffplay).
>> Kind of combining all of the various output options into sinks.
>> Or maybe this is already in the works?
>> This would allow me to not have to revert to VLC if, for instance, a
>> users wants to view a stream as it is encoded (which some do).
> Yes, this should be achievable through a movie sink, I wrote a
> snapshot sink some time ago which could be use a basis for this.
> And we have already an SDL output format, although it's quite limited
> and I wanted to implement other ones (based on libe/GTK/QT) but never
> found the magic combination of time/motivation for actually working on
> it.

Do you have any links or anything for these filters that I could
research on them/add to the wiki page?

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