[FFmpeg-devel] Threading issue with avcodec_decode_video2 ?

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Mon Oct 29 12:54:58 CET 2012

Don Moir <donmoir <at> comcast.net> writes:

> Forgot to mention that abort seemed to be called as one 
> of the spurious crashes I was seeing before lock was in
> place.

As you know, we consider crashes important, so if you 
have a sample that crashes current FFmpeg (no matter if 
with abort() or differently), please either open a ticket 
on trac or send a mail to ffmpeg-user.

Remember that it is definitely not necessary to analyze 
the crash, just provide the usual information, ie 
command line together with complete, uncut console 
output and backtrace etc. as explained on 

If you see a crash in your application that is not 
reproducible with ffmpeg (the application), it is 
still a good idea to report the bug on trac (although 
fixing usually takes a little longer), don't forget 
to add backtrace etc.

Carl Eugen

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