[FFmpeg-devel] FFMPEG fails to convert .mov - "Cannot allocate temp picture"

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Thu Jan 1 16:06:23 CET 2009


fcassia wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 7:03 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:
>> Baptiste Coudurier <baptiste.coudurier <at> gmail.com> writes:
>>>>> http://the13thfloor.org/4friends/tigani-mide2.mov
>>>>> No matter what I try or the target format I choose, it always fails
>>>>> with the same error:
>>>  >> [...]
>>>  >>
>>>>> [mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2 @ 0x177a110]stream 0, error opening file
>> //tigani-mide.
>>>>> mov: Invalid argument
>>> Your file is a reference file pointing to external file, however an
>>> error occurs when opening external file. You should check the path and
>>> access to '//tigani-mide.mov'.
>> I'm not totally convinced that this is a complete analysis, but I rather think
>> ffmpeg is missing something when reading this file (at least sound, but maybe
>> also video).
>> Did you test mplayer tigani-mide2.mov -demuxer mov ?
>> Carl Eugen
> Thanks Carl,
> Im not encouraged to continue testing after the obvious disregard for
> bug reports by the managers of this project. The "Working fine,
> nothing to see, move along..." attitude is puzzling.

Can you please elaborate on what is _not_ working here ?
FFmpeg demuxer fails to open the referenced file and says so.
Furthermore I spent some time reading your mail, answering it, even 
explaining to you what was wrong, while your mail should at first have 
been sent on user mailing list first.

> That s the trouble with Mac users, they feel that with its
> single-digit market share the 90%+ of the world users must know about
> the intrincacies and absurdities of Apple file formats, and that if
> you request a nicer, more human-readable error message well, you need
> to "learn something".

I don't get it, many parts of .mov are standardized, furthermore I 
believe 90% of FFmpeg users are Linux users.

You are free to request the change, however there is a very little 
chance that your request will be honored, afterall coders on FFmpeg are 
volunteers, you could however send a patch to change the message, like I 
suggested you, or pay someone to write the patch for you.

Thanks for your understanding.


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