[FFmpeg-devel] ffprobe shows errors on ts file

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Mon Sep 22 16:52:14 CEST 2014

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 09:37:53AM +0200, airwolf wrote:
> On 09/20/2014 02:36 AM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >>Hi,
> >>>
> >>>following file shows a bunch of errors in ffprobe:
> >>>https://www.dropbox.com/s/04djuv4zn0l4lkx/espn.ts?dl=0
> >>>
> >>>I'm not an expert in decoding that's why I try to ask here.
> >>>I converted the file to mp4 and used the mp4toannexb filter, then I
> >>>used h264analyze.
> >>>You can find the output below:
> >>>https://www.dropbox.com/s/88r838f5bbb7fs8/h264.log?dl=0
> >Is there some decoder/player that can play this better ?
> I'm not sure if there is some decoder/player out there, that is
> capable of playing it any better.
> It's an American TV channel, that's why I asked if anyone can tell
> me that it's encoded wrong or if American channels are just special
> and therefore need special handling.

> I'm interested if I'm right when saying the value of num_ref_frames
> has to match the number of B-Frames in GOP?

no they will generally not match

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