[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/4] avformat/assdec: UTF-16 support

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Tue Sep 2 21:05:08 CEST 2014

On Tue, Sep 02, 2014 at 08:56:09PM +0200, wm4 wrote:
> Use the UTF-16 BOM to detect UTF-16 encoding. Convert the file contents
> to UTF-8 on the fly using FFTextReader, which acts as converting wrapper
> around AVIOContext. It also can work on a static buffer, needed for
> format probing. The FFTextReader wrapper now also takes care of skipping
> the UTF-8 BOM.

Haven't reviewed it in detail, but shouldn't it also detect anything
with a 0 byte in the first 2 characters as UTF-16?
Interpreting it as any other text format is unlikely to work anyway,
and I think most subtitle formats will start with an ASCII character,
giving near 100% reliability without any BOM.

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