List all connected media devices in Windows

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List all connected media devices in Windows
List all connected media devices in Windows

In this post, I will show you how to list all connected media devices in Windows. We will use ffmpeg for the job.

Make sure to download it for your Windows, click to download.

To list all connected media devices in Windows, use the following command:

$ ffmpeg -list_devices true -f dshow -i dummy

[dshow @ 000000000050a400] DirectShow video devices (some may be both video and audio devices)
[dshow @ 000000000050a400]  "Logitech Webcam C920 [Fixed]"
[dshow @ 000000000050a400]     Alternative name ...
[dshow @ 000000000050a400] DirectShow audio devices
[dshow @ 000000000050a400]  "Internal Microphone Array (IDT "
[dshow @ 000000000050a400]     Alternative name ...

Have fun!