[MPlayer-users] -ss option time descrepancy

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Sep 13 19:36:40 CEST 2004

On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 01:39:58PM +0200, Michel Bardiaux wrote:
> D Richard Felker III wrote:
> [snip]
> >
> >
> >this will not help. -ss 00:10:00 is exactly the same as -ss 600. the
> >problem is that mplayer's seeking sucks, but you _cannot_ do correct
> >seeking in an mpeg file without reading the _entire_ thing from the
> >start up to the point you want to seek to...
> If one assumes an MPEG-PS format with correct timestamps, correct 
> seeking to a particulat frame using repeated bisection then a little bit 
> of MxV parsing should work, no? Of course the problem is then to 
> *decode* non-key frames, especially when faced with variable GOP size or 
>  open GOPs...
> So ITYM 'seeking in a pathological MPEG'?

if you call 75% of all dvd's "pathological", then yes...


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