[vlc-devel] [PATCH] use av_close_input_stream and remove AVFMT_NOFILE hack

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Sep 21 10:10:33 CEST 2009

On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 23:57:48 -0700, Baptiste Coudurier
<baptiste.coudurier at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure to understand what you mean.

I mean, that FFmpeg really must not try to interpret the path.
And I can only think of two ways for FFmpeg to find the file length:
- interpret the path and access the file system in VLC's back
  (I think that is a bad idea),
- have VLC populate the length field
  (you seemed to imply that also was a bad idea).

So now, I assumed that clearing the NOFILE bit would allow FFmpeg to do the
file system access. Apparently not, but then I don't understand how FFmpeg
finds the length out, and how the problem was fixed.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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