[Ffmpeg-devel] random crashes decoding MP3s

Måns Rullgård mru
Fri Mar 31 21:28:12 CEST 2006

Jacob Meuser <jakemsr at jakemsr.com> writes:

> hola,
> I'm seeing occasional random crashes decoding VBR MP3s to WAV, ie:
> $ ffmpeg file_vbr.mp3 file.wav
> this is from FFmpeg CVS as of about 9 hours ago on OpenBSD
> -current.  I also see the crashes with FFmpeg CVS from 03/21/06.
> what seems most strange is that the crashes are random.  often
> just running the process a second time works.  I'm decoding several
> MP3 files.  ffmpeg crashes about 20% of the time.  the backtrace
> looks very similar every time (ie, huffman_decode() is always #0).

This could be bad memory.  Do you have any other random crashes, like
GCC segfaulting or so?  Run a memory checker like memtest86, and check
your cabling.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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