[FFmpeg-devel] Should add AVProbeData change to API changes + release notes

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Mon Aug 11 22:22:48 CEST 2014

On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 08:05:38PM +0200, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> Hello,
> (sorry for being too lazy to send a patch)
> With the major version bump AVProbeData was extended by a new field.
> This so far has broken 3 places within FFmpeg and one within MPlayer,
> where AVProbeData was only initialized field-by-field.
> This will cause "random" crashes.
> I'm at this point fairly certain a lot of other software will have the
> same issue.
> I suggest we make add a big note with the release that everyone should
> check their software for uses of AVProbeData that might result in parts
> of that struct not being initialized.



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