[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]Ignore xing number of frames if filesize is wrong

Oliver Fromme oliver at fromme.com
Sun Jul 20 18:37:33 CEST 2014

Joakim Plate wrote:
 > Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos <at> ag.or.at> writes:
 > > Hi!
 > > 
 > > Attached patch fixes ticket #3777 for me, analyzed by Oliver Fromme.
 > > 
 > > Please comment, Carl Eugen
 > What about streaming growing files? It's pretty good to know number of frames
 > of the complete mp3 at start of playback?

I'm not sure I understand your questions correctly.  But files
with a "xing" header are mainly suitable for storage, but they
are not really meant for streaming (like internet radio and
similar services).  Actually, in my opinion it's best to use
standard MPEG1 layer-3 for streaming, without any non-standard
headers like the "xing" one.

Best regards

``We are all but compressed light'' (Albert Einstein)

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