[vlc-devel] fixing broken avi files to get correct length of video

Kaarlo Räihä kaarlo.raiha at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 19:38:35 CEST 2010

The AVI file has prolly a broken index info.

2010/6/9 Mehmet Kaplan <mehmetkpln at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> I'm developing a video player application using libvlc 1.1.0.
> I have an avi video file with format MJPG.
> libvlc_media_player_get_length function returns 1 second for the total
> length of video. But original length is 19 seconds.
> When I try to open video file with installed VLC Player (1.0.2) on my
> computer, program pops up following dialog:
> *******************************************************************
> ---------------------------
> AVI Index
> ---------------------------
> This AVI file is broken. Seeking will not work correctly.
> Do you want to try to fix it?
> This might take a long time.
> *******************************************************************
> When I choose to fix the video file, seeking is correct and video
> length is shown 19 seconds on VLC Player.
> But when i choose not to fix, length is 1 second such as in my program.
> What is the problem in this avi video file, how VLC Player fixes this
> file and how can I do the same thing VLC Player does?
> Thanks in advance.
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