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

Aurelien Jacobs aurel
Mon Aug 11 01:52:00 CEST 2008

Michael Niedermayer wrote:

> 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

I agree too. That should be plenty enough for now.

If some samples appears later, that require more than this, then
it will be a good time to start investigating more complex
solutions (but I doubt this will ever happen).


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