[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] mkv 0-byte integer parsing

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Tue Sep 7 21:09:49 CEST 2010

On Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 08:12:49PM +0200, Sebastian Hagen wrote:
> On 2010-09-05 16:22, Sebastian Hagen wrote:
> >with a length of 0 bytes correctly, even though those are valid
> >according to the Matroska specs[1] and mkv files containing them can be
> My bad, that statement was incorrect. Such integers are valid
> according to the EBML specs[1], but not the matroska ones[2], since
> the latter gratuituously set a minimum uint size of 1 byte.
> Nevertheless, while such elements are technically invalid, some
> demuxers will happily accept them, and the robust thing to do would
> be for ffmpeg to do the same.

In that case it would actually be good to warn, it is preferable
to warn about technically invalid files otherwise people will generate
them without noticing and the format will over time become more and
more painful to support.

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