[FFmpeg-user] Why is it possible to set a timecode with 24:00:00:00 and beyond?

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Wed Jan 13 14:26:26 CET 2016


On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 14:17:43 +0100, Robert Kr├╝ger wrote:
> I wasn't able to find any official spec that says what the limit for the
> hour part is but since it in the general case does not define a time of day
> but an offset, why limit it to 25 hours and not use the full 100? On a
> side-note, I have not come across a real-world use case for a timecode of
> that magnitude either.

I too couldn't find any official specification (at all), but every
source I found (10 minutes of *search engine of choice*) indicates that
it reflects a wall-clock time. Personally, I too would say it *could*
reflect a duration.

*shrug*

Moritz


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