[Matroska-users] How to concatenate segments?

Jianwen Chen jianwen.chen.video at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 00:37:43 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 12:25 AM, Stefan Lederer <ledererstefan at gmx.at>wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a somehow similar problem: I work on DASH(dynamic adaptive streaming
> over http), which currently works with segmented iso base media files (mp4,
> 3gp). For DASH the videos are available in multiple quality levels
> (bitrates) and are split into small segments of a few seconds. So it is
> possible to switch the quality during playback if the bandwidth of the
> client changes.
> I now want to integrate matroska in this system.
> > That's because VLC was made to work with concatenated Segments (ie
> > whole files) unlike MPlayer. Haali's splitter on windows should be
> > able to do that as well.
> I already tested it with segmetned matroska using VLC with a new DASH
> Module
> and it works quite good. But unfortunately the output window closes and
> opens again (on linux) or flickers (on windows). This behavior is quite
> annoying for the user because it happens for each segment (which is about 2
> sec. long). Is there any passivity to get rid of this re-initialization of
> the VLC output to get a smooth playback?

My previous experience is multi-segements can not be displayed well on most
of current popular player.
I used the multi-cluster solution which can be supported by all the client
and player.


> Thx for help!
> Stefan
> University Klagenfurt
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