[FFmpeg-devel] matroska file hits eof on any seek

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Fri Feb 17 16:06:37 CET 2012

On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 04:45:30AM -0500, Don Moir wrote:
> This file is probably a "bad" file.
> VLC can seek into it effectively but it will end up breaking down with distorted frames.
> ffdshow can seek into it but it is very slow.
> Use avformat_seek_file at any position including zero and the next packet read will fail.
> avformat_seek_file returns zero as an indication of success.
> The only recovery is to shut the file down and reopen it.
> Any seek with ffplay, smplayer, my own app,  just stops playback (because it will hit EOF) and you can't get out of it without closing the file.
> I have not opened a ticket on it but will if requested. I figure you have enough tickets already but let me know.

Please open a ticket unless there already is one for this specific

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