[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavc: consider an error during decoder draining as EOF

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Thu Feb 16 00:31:32 EET 2017

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 08:53:18AM +0100, wm4 wrote:
> There is no reason that draining couldn't return an error or two. But
> some decoders don't handle this very well, and might always return an
> error. This can lead to API users getting into an infinite loop and
> burning CPU, because no progress is made and EOF is never returned.
> In fact, ffmpeg.c contains a hack against such a case. It is removed
> with this patch. This particular error case seems to have been fixed
> since the hack was added, though.
> This might lose frames if decoding returns errors during draining.
> ---
>  ffmpeg.c           | 6 ------
>  libavcodec/utils.c | 6 +++---
>  2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

should be 2 patches, libavcodec one should bump minor version
"new" ffmpeg depends on the change (new version) otherwise it could get


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