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Module: fake
Type Access Demux
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Description simulate a fake input
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Module: fake
Type Codec
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Description handle a fake input stream
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Access Demux

  • fake-caching <integer> : Caching in ms
  • fake-fps <float> : Framerate default value: 25.
  • fake-id <integer> : Elementary stream ID default value: 0
  • fake-duration <integer> : Duration in ms if non zero default value: 0


  • fake-file <string> : Image to use as video for the fake stream default value: ""
  • fake-file-reload <integer> : Number of seconds between each reload of the image default value: 0
  • fake-width <integer> : Width default value: 0
  • fake-height <integer> : Height default value: 0
  • fake-keep-ar : Keep aspect ratio when resizing default value: disabled
  • fake-aspect-ratio <string> : Aspect ratio (FIXME: pixels?image?) default value: ""
  • fake-deinterlace : Deinterlace the image after loading it default value: disabled
  • fake-deinterlace-module <string> : Deinterlace module default value: ""
  • fake-chroma <string> : Image chroma default value: "I420"


% vlc fake:// --fake-file someimage.png
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