[vlc-devel] Matroska dummy

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Wed Feb 18 10:13:59 CET 2015

On 18 Feb, Steve Lhomme wrote :
> This is a live stream from GStreamer that doesn't play in normal condition.
> For playback to work you need to enable "--mkv-use-dummy" which allows
> unknown elements in Matroska.

This option makes no sense. Just remove it.
> IMO this option is backward. The doc says "Read and discard unknown EBML
> elements (not good for broken files)." It should be the other way around.
> If you have a file that doesn't play, then you can try a command-line
> option for playback to work.

Just invert the default, it's quite easy.
With my kindest regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
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