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Tecplot 360 hangs during movie creation when running tec360 in the background


Tecplot 360 appears to hang at the end of movie generation running ‘tec360 &’ (running 360 in the background). This is a known issue with the FFmpeg executable, which Tecplot 360 uses to create movie files.


Include ‘-nostdin’ to the AVI, WMV, or MP4 Format Options in your tecplot.cfg file to avoid a FFmpeg hang if you’re running tec360 on Linux in the background. For example:

$!ExportSetup MPEGFormatOptions = "-nostdin -c:v libx264 -profile:v high -crf 50 -pix_fmt yuv420p"
$!ExportSetup AVIFormatOptions = "-nostdin –vcodec mjpeg –q:v 5"
$!ExportSetup WMVFormatOptions = "-nostdin –qscale 4"