@vincent:
thx, this works perfectly for 'ls', but unfortunately not for ffmpeg - i
 guess i didn't see the difference between the ways those two commands
do their output.

MonkeeSage wrote:
> 
> Hmmm...you're telling ffmpeg to output a file. So...what output are you
> trying to get from ffmpeg on stdout? The encoding progress or
> something?
> 
> Regards,
> Jordan

im trying to catch this:

ffmpeg version 0.4.9-pre1, build 4747, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice
Bellard
  configuration:  --build i386-linux --enable-gpl --enable-pp
--enable-zlib --enable-vorbis --enable-a52 --enable-dts --disable-debug
--prefix=/usr
  built on Mar  8 2006 21:32:15, gcc: 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-13)
Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2, from
'/home/insel/projects/flv_encoder/in/fruhwirth150306.mov':
  Duration: 01:17:40.0, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 64 kb/s
  Stream #0.0: Video: rpza, 800x600, 1.00 fps
Output #0, flv, to 'fruhwirth150306.flv':
  Stream #0.0: Video: flv, 800x600, 1.00 fps, q=2-31, 200 kb/s
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
Press [q] to stop encoding
frame= 4660 q=0.0 Lsize=   76131kB time=4660.0 bitrate= 133.8kbits/s
video:76059kB audio:0kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead 0.095749%

cheers, chris