[MPlayer-users] -ss option time descrepancy

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux at peaktime.be
Tue Sep 14 10:47:58 CEST 2004

D Richard Felker III wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 01:39:58PM +0200, Michel Bardiaux wrote:
>>D Richard Felker III wrote:
>>>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...

I had no idea the situation was so bad. 75% of all DVDs are not 
conforming to standards!?

> rich

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