[FFmpeg-user] Colons in file name => "Protocol not found"

Luke Davis l1 at newanswertech.com
Tue Jul 22 10:10:07 CEST 2014

On Tue, 22 Jul 2014, Anssi Saari wrote:

> I tried to convert an flv file that my TV doesn't like to mp4 with ffmpeg but all
> I got was "protocol not found"... As it turns out, the file was named
> Teinipomo-2014-07-11T19:30:05.flv and apparently that somehow confuses ffmpeg to
> think there's some kind of a protocol involved instead of a file. But really
> that's an ISO 8601 format standard date and time there so shouldn't that be
> handled better than just "protocol not found"?

Are you 100% sure it's the name at issue?  I.E.:

ln Teinipomo-2014-07-11T19:30:05.flv t.flv
> $ ffmpeg -i t.flv -codec copy t.mp4


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