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

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sun Nov 25 09:25:11 CET 2012

Jesse Gordon <tojesseg <at> gmail.com> writes:

> With -probesize 2048, it buffers then pops up the 
> play window in about 1-2 seconds after starting ffplay. 
> With a probesize of 2,048,000 through 20,480,000 it 
> takes about 3-4 seconds to pop up the play window.

(This sounds as if it does make a difference.)

> But regardless of whether I use 2K, ~20K, 2M or 20M, 
> the play latency appears to the human eye to be 
> about the same.

Thank you for testing, sorry that it didn't help.

Carl Eugen

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