[Matroska-devel] Re: r7150 - trunk/libavformat/matroska.c

Moritz Bunkus moritz at bunkus.org
Wed Nov 22 19:23:34 CET 2006


On Wednesday 22 November 2006 10:56, Steve Lhomme wrote:

> >> Ok, so now as you know that matroska is quite braindead, you don't even
> >> expect it to contain a proper 34 bytes extradata and normal data packets.
> >> You may at least expect that they stored the extradata prepended to
> >> the first data packet ?
> >> They managed to do even worse ! They indeed pack the extradata with the
> >> first data packet, but they store it in the extradata block !

Hmmm not really. The FLAC specs say that a STREAM consists of

mkvmerge reads as many blocks from a FLAC file until libFLAC's
FLAC__seekable_stream_decoder_process_until_end_of_metadata returns. All
data up to that point is stored in the Matroska file's CodecPrivate ( =

Meaning: mkvmerge should only store all metadata blocks in
CodecPrivate. If there's a real frame stored in CodecPrivate as well
then that is a bug.


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