[FFmpeg-devel] Question regarding seemingly superfluous fourcc checks

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Thu Jan 7 11:21:10 CET 2016

Mats Peterson <matsp888-at-yahoo.com <at> ffmpeg.org> writes:

> Are the following kludges for A_QUICKTIME and 
> V_QUICKTIME ways to accommodate old broken Matroska 
> files that FFmpeg wrote in the past?

It dates back to f009e36f75bc137167a26356305d2c3eb83cac68
It is possible that very old matroska files exist 
that needed this, but since above commit also introduced 
writing such files, your explanation is valid.

Carl Eugen

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