[vlc-devel] Matroska dummy

Denis Charmet typx at dinauz.org
Wed Feb 18 11:16:15 CET 2015


Le mercredi 18 février 2015 à 09:19:53, Steve Lhomme a écrit :
> I'm looking at this issue https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/9623
> 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.
> The problem is that a normal Matroska implementation *should* handle
> unknown elements by default and skip them. Some vendors or users might add
> their own stuff (like DivX does) and VLC wouldn't play the files.
> libmatroska is not supposed to keep track of all known custom IDs floating
> around and VLC be compiled with the latest for playback to work.

By default it does. In fact I always check for dummy elements to detect broken
files and silently discard them.


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