[Ffmpeg-devel] Unrecognized file from DVB box

Måns Rullgård mru
Tue Jan 2 12:01:37 CET 2007

Jussi Pakkanen <jpakkane at cc.hut.fi> writes:

> Hi
> I recently used a KAON digital set top box that allows people to record 
> programs and copy the resulting files to a computer. The resulting files 
> are not recognized by any FFMpeg powered video player or even current 
> svn's ffplay. The tv bitstream has MPEG-2 video and Dolby Digital sound, 
> but when I try to play it I get the following error:
> [mp3 @ 0x843ab14]Could not find codec parameters (Audio: mp3, 48 kb/s)
> I have uploaded a sample (robbie.zip) file to incoming. It is 12 megs in 
> size. I chose not to cut it down to 10 megs, because the box also writes a 
> meta data text file describing the recording and it has references to the 
> file size and such.

That's not a standard file format.  It appears to be MPEG TS with some
munging applied.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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