[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] support for ordered chapters/segment linking in Matroska

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Aug 10 22:17:49 CEST 2008

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 04:55:20PM +0200, John B wrote:
> Sorry for thread-breaking. Some opinions in this patch: it seems to
> differ a bit from the "de-facto" behavior of Haali Media Splitter (the
> only existing implementation). I think it'd be desirable to play along
> the same way, specially considering this makes things much simpler
> implementation-wise and I think mostly addresses Michael's comments.
> In Haali, to accept a segment, TrackType and CodecID must match
> exactly, for all tracks, in the same order. Everything else is fair
> game. The values from the "master" segment are used and the ones from
> the linked segments discarded. This includes CodecPrivate,
> TrackVideo's childern, TrackAudio's children, etc...
> Needless to say, the demuxer doesn't handle the case of changing
> stream parameters: it just passes the frames to the decoder, and
> doesn't care for anything else. IMHO this is sufficient and even
> desirable.

yes, agree, thats the simplest sane way to handle it


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