Golang : ffmpeg with os/exec.Command() returns non-zero status

Problem: You want to use ffmpeg with os/exec.Command() and Run() to create your video files. However, it keeps bombing out with the error message: exit status 1 You are able to execute the command with the supplied parameters and flags just fine on your terminal. What's going on? How to fix this? Solution: Golang's os/exec.Command() function does not have the shell=true feature like Python did. ffmpeg is very sensitive to white spaces when running from another program. To fix the problem, simply remove whitespaces by using , instead of + to assemble the flags and parameters to ffmpeg. For example, cmd := exec.Command("ffmpeg", "-r "+recordedFPSstring+" -i "+videoFileName+" -r 6 temp_"+videoFileName) to cmd := exec.Command("ffmpeg", "-r", recordedFPSstring, "-i", videoFileName, "-r", "6", "temp_"+videoFileName)

  See also : Golang : Merge video(OpenCV) and audio(PortAudio) into a mp4 file

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