[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH][RFC] set codec time base to format time base at the end

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Fri May 29 23:40:40 CEST 2009

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 06:04:22PM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> Hi
> $subject,
> This will leave codec timebase unset and therefore being unreliable,
> which is the case IMHO, but I'm not sure of the implications.

iam not sure either but i fear that this may have unexpected sideeffects
but then maybe not ...

> wrong_framerate.mov on mplayerhqhu which is detected as 59.94 instead of
> 29.97 because the first frame duration has 150 duration instead of 100
> on a 2997 timescale.

strictly speaking 59.94 is more correct for this one

> This is problematic when transcoding to mpeg2.

yes and this is what i think i discussed with reimar IIRC

which is the guessed timebase really depends on what it is used for
For transcoding to mpeg2 it must be one of a small fixed set, no matter
And for avi it can be an arbitrary fraction but it is very strongly
preferred for that fraction to be a large value (like 1/30 or 1001/24000
but not 1/24000)

In that sense i belive the timbase guessing code should be extended by
a few flags or something that tell it what the user app really wants 

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