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Redirecting process output as an input to another command with Apache Commons Exec

 
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I've been struggling with this problem for quite some time now as it's my very first time doing an application related to streaming and I just can't figure out why. Here's the problem...

What I'm trying to achieve is to send a command's output as an input for the next one, which is basically what the pipe operator does. As I knew this couldn't be executed directly with Exec library from Apache Commons I started looking for ways to solve this. I've seen quite a few examples of similar things to this but none of them covers my situation:

I have two Java applications separated, one is the main application and the second one is initialized by the first one. This second applications sends to the Standard Output bytes, which FFMPEG should receive.



My current workaround to this problem is the following one. (Related parts of the problem are below.)



As is modified twice during execution time, what I did was to instantiate another (executorFFMPEG) to see if processing separatedly both commands was the solution to this, but it seems that I'm not getting anything from that workaround neither.

Then, who sends the bytes? This is the piece of code which sends them (), which basically is an indeterminate amount of bytes.



(more code and other things around here)



At the moment, no communication seems to be made between both commands as ffmpeg isn't receiving anything.

Hope you guys can tell what I'm missing out, or if I'm incorrectly working with the Apache Commons Exec library thinking it works in a way when it works in another one.
 
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