I'm trying to use avconv to read a video from disk and output it over a socket, using:

avconv -i video.mp4 tcp://

I get the error "Unable to find a suitable output format for 'tcp://'."

What is the correct way to use avconv to stream TCP?

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According to


you need to add a f parameter specifying the format:

avconv -i input -f format tcp://hostname:port?listen

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