[MPlayer-users] mencoder pipe output

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Sun Jan 27 23:18:02 CET 2002


> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
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> Any way to get mencoder to dump its output to STDOUT for easy piping? Trying 
> to re-encode to mpeg2, so until mencoder supports it natively, thought that 
> the easiest way would be to have mencoder output raw, then pipe that into a 
> mpeg2 encoder.
> thoughts?

impossible, as mencoder have to fill header _after_ finishing encoding.
and pipe/stdout is not seekable...

and your encoder won't accept the file until it's finished (ie. have index
and proper header)

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

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