[FFmpeg-trac] #4696(ffmpeg:new): Duration with -t before -i is actually value of -t plus value of -ss

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Sat Jul 4 13:02:44 CEST 2015

#4696: Duration with -t before -i is actually value of -t plus value of -ss
             Reporter:  Piscium  |                     Type:  defect
               Status:  new      |                 Priority:  normal
            Component:  ffmpeg   |                  Version:  2.4.10
             Keywords:           |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:           |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0        |
 If I run the command below I would expect the duration of the output file
 to be 30 seconds, but instead it is 40.

 ffmpeg  -y -ss 10 -t 30 -i in.m4a -acodec copy -flags global_header

 It seems this is a bug. It may be the same bug or related to bug #4475.

 In case somebody else comes across this bug, the workaround is to subtract
 the value of the -ss parameter from the value of the -t parameter, as

 ffmpeg  -y -ss 10 -t 20 -i in.m4a -acodec copy -flags global_header

 With the above I get the intended duration of 30 seconds.

 Note that if the duration is less than the seek point you need to enter a
 negative duration for the workaround, for example the command below will
 also give me the desired duration of 30 seconds.

 ffmpeg -y -ss 92 -t -62 -i in.m4a  -acodec copy -flags global_header

 ffmpeg -version
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Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/4696>
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