[MPlayer-users] dshow cameras, etc.

Roger Pack rogerdpack2 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 23:37:05 CET 2014

On 1/17/14, Roger Pack <rogerdpack2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/13/14, Roger Pack <rogerdpack2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello.  I was wondering if there is an mplayer equivalent to, say,
>> ffmpeg's "-f dshow -video=XXX"
>> I am familiar with mplayer ffmpeg://udp:// ...
>> So maybe with using lavdopts and something like ffmpeg://dshow://
>> would work?  Anybody tried this before?
>> Thank you.  (My end goal here is to basically have mplayer screen
>> capture in windows with very little latency...)
> Ok, to answer my own question, I don't believe it's currently possible [1].
> It apparently needs something like avformat_open_input [2] which only
> appears possible as a demuxer today [not sure though]. Anyway it would
> be nice to have this option available to replicate/have access to
> ffmpeg capabilities.

I did find a work around for now.
Basically create a .grf file, install avisynth, then ingest a ".avs"
type file that uses the .grf file as input.
But native support would be nice :)

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