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If you have ssh access to the remote system, you could do something like ssh server cat path/to/video | ffmpeg -i - [...] The - causes ffmpeg to read from stdin instead of a file. Caveat, though, not all formats support pipes. See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12999674/ffmpeg-which-file-formats-support-stdin-usage
You can use sshfs to make the remote files appear in a directory on the local machine. You don't say what distro you're using on your client, but this is cribbed from the Ubuntu sshfs documentation: Install the sshfs package (aptitude install sshfs) Add your user to the fuse group (sudo gpasswd -a username fuse) Mount the filesystem using the sshfs ...
A remote-to-remote scp actually works by logging into the first machine using ssh, and running scp from there. So, basically, server1 can't connect to server2 (presumably, due to a firewall rule). You can add the -3 option to route the copy through your local machine, avoiding the above issue. The documentation for OpenSSH 6.5 at least warns that you'll not ...
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