[Ffmpeg-devel] random crashes decoding MP3s
Fri Mar 31 21:28:12 CEST 2006
Jacob Meuser <jakemsr at jakemsr.com> writes:
> I'm seeing occasional random crashes decoding VBR MP3s to WAV, ie:
> $ ffmpeg file_vbr.mp3 file.wav
> this is from FFmpeg CVS as of about 9 hours ago on OpenBSD
> -current. I also see the crashes with FFmpeg CVS from 03/21/06.
> what seems most strange is that the crashes are random. often
> just running the process a second time works. I'm decoding several
> MP3 files. ffmpeg crashes about 20% of the time. the backtrace
> looks very similar every time (ie, huffman_decode() is always #0).
This could be bad memory. Do you have any other random crashes, like
GCC segfaulting or so? Run a memory checker like memtest86, and check
mru at inprovide.com
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