[FFmpeg-user] How do I make ffplay play without high latency?

Nicolas George nicolas.george at normalesup.org
Fri Nov 23 21:51:54 CET 2012

Le tridi 3 frimaire, an CCXXI, Jesse Gordon a écrit :
> ffmpeg -i test.flv -f sdl -

Yes, exactly.

> (Didn't seem to work -- see below.)
> [NULL @ 0x969e160] Requested output format 'sdl' is not a suitable output format

This build of ffmpeg is not linked with SDL. You should try to build your
own, that is not difficult and usually more efficient in the long run.

> I did try -vf "setpts=(PTS*0.9)" which make sit play a bit faster --
> which does let the playing catch up with the streaming -- but then it
> still seems to stop and buffer in order to try to maintain the desired
> frame rate.

It is strange, but I do not know the timing heuristics of ffplay.


  Nicolas George
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