Playing Movie with FFmpeg "ffplay" Command

This section provides a tutorial example on how to use the FFmpeg 'ffplay' command to play movie file stored in MPEG4 (*.mp4) format.

In order to play the FFmpeg tool and video stream SWF files, let's go download a short animation movie called "Animation Showreel 2009" produced by Tony Mines:

Now open a command window and use "ffplay" from FFmpeg to play the movie:

C:\>cd \herong
C:\herong>\local\ffmpeg\bin\ffplay Tony_reelshow_2009_512kb.mp4

The movie will be played. Enjoy it.
Playing Movie with FFmpeg ffplay Command

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Adobe Flash

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

 Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

 "mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

 SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

 SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

 Adobe Flex SDK 4

 SWF File Structure and Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

 Video and Audio Stream SWF File Structure

 Installing FFmpeg to Manipulate Video SWF Files

Playing Movie with FFmpeg "ffplay" Command

 See File Properties with FFmpeg "ffprobe" Command

 Convert File Format with "ffmpeg" Command

 Issue with "ffplay" on SWF Output File

 "ffplay" Interactive Commands

 Break Long Video into Parts with "ffmpeg"

 Concatenate Video Files with "ffmpeg"

 Video/Audio Stream Concatenation Order

 Split Audio Stream Out of SWF File

 Split Video Stream Out of SWF File

 Merge Video and Audio Streams to SWF File

 Reduce Video Stream Resolution

 Reduce Video Frame Rate

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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