[FFmpeg-devel] FFMPEG fails to convert .mov - "Cannot allocate temp picture"

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Wed Dec 24 12:15:23 CET 2008

fcassia wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 7:50 AM, Baptiste Coudurier
> <baptiste.coudurier at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> fcassia wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 4:53 PM, fcassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Here is the problem file (it was a .mp4 recorded with the Neuros OSD
>>>> Linux based PVR, and then opened and edited with Quicktime Pro for
>>>> Windows version 7.5.5, then saves as .mov).
>>>> http://the13thfloor.org/4friends/tigani-mide2.mov
>>>> No matter what I try or the target format I choose, it always fails
>>>> with the same error:
>>  >> [...]
>>  >>
>>>> [mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2 @ 0x177a110]stream 0, error opening file //tigani-mide.
>>>> mov: Invalid argument
>> Your file is a reference file pointing to external file, however an
>> error occurs when opening external file. You should check the path and
>> access to '//tigani-mide.mov'.
> Thanks for the pointer!. I knew something was odd, just wasn't sure
> what. This is due to Qucktime PRO offering two choices when saving
> files... either a "flattened" (wtf?) file (an individual video) or a
> "pointer" (a file references a fragment of another).
> The question is... perhaps this is an opportunity to add a warning or
> error message to FFMPEG when it encounters such .MOV files?

Well, an error message is already printed if the file reference cannot 
be opened, the one I quoted.

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