pipe video frame and frame info from FFMPEG [closed]

asked 2019-05-24 02:18:17 -0500

Hi All,

I'm trying to pipe a video in from FFMPEG to opencv, i would like to pass the image and info for each frame in an attempt to get the most accurate frame time stamps when i am processing the images.

i was able to get the image only and run through the whole video when only using stdout. But when i try to integrate stderr to allow info to be read; it will display the first frame, print the first info dump, then freeze and crash.

Could anybody point me in the right direction?

import cv2
import subprocess as sp
import numpy
import time

FFMPEG_BIN = "ffmpeg"
command = [ FFMPEG_BIN,
    '-i', 'C:\Users\Hayden\PycharmProjects\apexvod\Apex.mp4',
    '-an', '-sn',
    '-pix_fmt', 'bgr24',
    '-vcodec', 'rawvideo',
    '-vf', 'showinfo',
    '-f', 'image2pipe', 'pipe:1']

pipe = sp.Popen(command, stdout=sp.PIPE, stderr=sp.PIPE, bufsize=1920 * 1080 * 3+3357)

while pipe.poll() is None:

    if cv2.waitKey(0) & 0xFF == ord('q'):

    raw_image = pipe.stdout.read(1920 * 1080 * 3)
    info = pipe.stderr.read(3357)

    image1 = numpy.frombuffer(raw_image, dtype='uint8')
    image2 = image1.reshape((1080, 1920, 3))

    cv2.imshow('Video', image2)



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Closed for the following reason question is off-topic or not relevant by berak
close date 2019-05-24 02:19:58.528235



sorry, but this is NOT an opencv problem

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2019-05-24 02:20:18 -0500 )edit