[FFmpeg-devel] Why the tag “DURATION” is a necessity in Matroska files?

21naown at gmail.com 21naown at gmail.com
Fri Jun 16 03:32:10 EEST 2017


I would like to know why the tag “DURATION” in Matroska files (.mkv) is 
a necessity? Even mkvmerge lets the choice to use it or not with 
“--enable-durations”, in addition it is written “Write durations for all 
blocks. This will increase file size and does not offer any additional 
value for players at the moment.” (source 

Possibly linked to 

Thank you for your understanding.

Best regards.

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