[Ffmpeg-devel] [Ffmpeg-devel-old] SVCD bug

Colin Ward lists
Sun Jan 29 05:19:34 CET 2006

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> I can think of many reasons to want a proper MPEG file rather than a VCD
> encapsulated one.  The OP's file apparently causes problems for ffmpeg.
>>    I have a VCD related problem that I have been meaning to look into.
>> I have a couple of .dat files from a couple of different VCDs.  One of
>> them plays in my FFMPEG based program and the other causes either
>> av_open_input_file() or av_find_stream_info() to return an "unknown
>> format" error.  I can't remember exactly at the moment as I am not in
>> front of my development computer.
>>    Why would one VCD .dat file be playable and not the other?
> Post some samples, please.

   Sorry for the delay, I haven't been home for a few days to upload the 
samples.  They can be found here:


   They are both the first 1 MB from the respective .dat files on the 
VCD.  As I said, one of them opens successfully and the other returns an 
"unknown format" error.  And yet they both open successfully with MPlayer.

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