Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#6148 closed enhancement (fixed)

ffmpeg-protocols should say how to use options

Reported by: jidanni Owned by:
Priority: wish Component: documentation
Version: git-master Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


On the ffmpeg-protocols man page,
there are many
This protocol accepts the following options:
but no examples of how to use them on the command line.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by jidanni

The user digs and digs
and only finds
something like ...?options.
But that might be only for URLs.
So he tries ?blocksize:11111 or is it blocksize=11111 who knows.
So he thinks maybe file:0?blocksize=11111 is not right or is it.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by llogan

  • Priority changed from normal to wish
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by jidanni

do you mean like
-i pipe:0 -blocksize 1111
well I would add an example!

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by llogan

This bug tracker isn't a user help resource, but you need to learn the basics first. Option placement matters: input options should be placed before the input. As it is, your example would apply to the output. See the synopsis:

So an example may look like:

ffmpeg -blocksize 1000 -i pipe:0 output.mkv

If you have further usage questions please ask the ffmpeg-user mailing list or visit the #ffmpeg IRC channel.

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