[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] simplify and fix ebml_read_num
Sun Sep 5 23:09:51 CEST 2010
On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 09:34:18PM +0200, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 11:20:38PM +0200, Aurelien Jacobs wrote:
> > Except those remarks, this part of the patch (simplification) is OK.
> Applied with changes.
> > > while (n++ < read)
> > > total = (total << 8) | get_byte(pb);
> > >
> > > + /* unknown length */
> > > + if (total + 1 == 1ULL << (7 * read))
> > > + total = 0xffffffffffffff;
> > I'm not sure if this is strictly correct. The matroska spec is not a
> > 100% clear, but I seem to understand that this rule don't apply to all
> > kind of ebml number. It seems to only apply to element size.
> > So maybe we need a new ebml_read_length() function, similar to this
> > ebml_read_num(), but with this additionnal "unknown length" rule ?
> Easy enough to do, and fixes parsing of test case 4 up to that point,
> however I have no idea how one is supposed to parse the file from
> there (except wildly trying to parse until it works).
I've had a close look at that file, and I have no idea how it could be
parsed correctly according to Matroska specs.
The sample file can be trivially patched to be playable by converting
the long string of 0x0A into a Void element (attached binary patch does
this, and can be applied with bspatch).
I'll try to understand how a demuxer is supposed to handle this case,
but unfortunately I will be away for 3 weeks, so it will take me some
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