[MPlayer-users] -ss option time descrepancy

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Tue Sep 14 22:07:27 CEST 2004

D Richard Felker III wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 10:23:24AM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
>> D Richard Felker III wrote:

>>> if you call 75% of all dvd's "pathological", then yes...
>> ...plus apparently every single .mpg file I've ever found on the
>> Internet, and certainly every one for which I've noticed one way or
>> the other; I don't remember ever doing -ss in an MPEG file and
>> having it go to the requested time offset. (Admittedly part of this
>> could be just bad memory and/or lack of observation... but there
>> have been enough specific cases that I'd be quite willing to
>> believe the problem is present with all of them.)
> no, you misunderstand. mplayer's -ss works wrong for mpeg files
> because _in general_ the correct method of seeking will not work for
> mpeg files.
<snip explanation>

Yes, I knew all of this, or if I didn't then I don't understand how what
you're saying differs from what I did know. What am I supposed to have

       The Wanderer

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