[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] remove strange negative audio position from mencoder

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Mon Mar 3 20:32:23 CET 2014

On Mon, Mar 03, 2014 at 07:32:13PM +0100, Jarek Czekalski wrote:
> Ticket #2174 [1] describes a situation where mencoder reports
> strange huge negative audio position. This patch helps that by
> outputting -1 instead of -1<<63 (MP_NOPTS_VALUE), which looked like
> an error.

That is confusing and mislead, -1 is a perfectly fine timestamp and
using that is hardly less confusing than using a more "obvious" value.
Also, no such code is used for video or the MPlayer prints,
so it would be inconsistent.
Besides changing it to print a more obvious string, one option would
be to use NaN, though how that will be printed is not necessarily
portable and I'm not sure it's really better.

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