[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 2/2] avformat/avio: Remove url options parsing

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Wed Jan 20 11:14:16 CET 2016

On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 12:09:28AM +0100, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
> On 19.01.2016 22:13, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > From: Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc>
> > 
> > This feature is not know much or used much AFAIK, and it might be helpfull in
> > exploits.
> > No specific case is known where it can be used in an exploit though
> I have no idea how widely used this feature is, but it is mentioned in
> doc/protocols.texi:
> "
> Extract a chapter from a DVD VOB file (start and end sectors obtained
> externally and multiplied by 2048):
> @example
> subfile,,start,153391104,end,268142592,,:/media/dvd/VIDEO_TS/VTS_08_1.VOB
> @end example
> Play an AVI file directly from a TAR archive:
> @example
> subfile,,start,183241728,end,366490624,,:archive.tar
> @end example
> "
> So at least this documentation would need updating.
> Also mentioning this in the Changelog/RELEASE_NOTES would be good.

posted a patch that leaves the documented case supported

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

If a bugfix only changes things apparently unrelated to the bug with no
further explanation, that is a good sign that the bugfix is wrong.
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