[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavc: make invalid UTF-8 in subtitle output a non-fatal error

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 28 12:06:23 CEST 2013

On Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:56:25 +0200
Nicolas George <nicolas.george at normalesup.org> wrote:

> Le decadi 10 messidor, an CCXXI, wm4 a écrit :
> > libass has no problem with invalid UTF-8, although I don't remember
> > how exactly it handles this situation.
> You can not expect to always be so lucky. And the correct wording
> would not be "has no problem with" but "implements workarounds for".

Yes, for example with ffmpeg, I was not lucky.

> > It's possible that an error concealment method could output valid
> > UTF-8, though. But completely dropping the event is not nice.
> As I said to Reimar, error concealment would probably be a good idea,
> but that was absolutely not what you proposed. Error concealment

I don't care what you think I was proposing. I just don't want the
subtitle decoder to drop output. How is that so hard to understand?

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