[vlc-devel] Re: Errors in TS Packet Validation [1/1]

Christophe Massiot massiot at via.ecp.fr
Wed Apr 2 01:07:51 CEST 2003

I'll do just one mail to answer your three patches :-).

À (At) 11:01 +0100 1/04/03, Andy Lindsay écrivait (wrote) :

>I am using VLC to handle DVB-T streams in an area of poor reception 
>which leads to VLC receiving corrupted TS packets.  From this I have 
>identified some errors in the way that TS & PES packets are 

Your patch for the system layer is absolutely brilliant. I have 
already included it in extenso into the CVS.

As for your two patches against the MPEG decoder, I'm sad to say that 
I won't include them, at least not all of them and not right now. For 
several reasons : first I have stopped working on that decoder for 
more than a year now, and it is obsolete ; second, starting with 
0.5.4 we will use walken's libmpeg2 for the video decoding, which is 
faster than mpeg_video, and doesn't have the flaws you reported (the 
CVS already has support for libmpeg2 and you can test it right now) ; 
third I'm afraid that some of the checks you added might imply a huge 
performance hit, which is something I would like to avoid. Libmpeg2 
also does the checks, but with a cleverer architecture which allows 
for as low a hit as possible.

We're only a few days from releasing 0.5.3, and I won't touch the 
decoder in such a critical time. However, it is possible that I might 
at least include the non-critical part of your patches afterwards.

Anyway, keep up the great work ! I think you will have less trouble 
if you start using libmpeg2 right now.

Christophe Massiot.
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