[FFmpeg-trac] #1163(FFprobe:new): ffprobe can produce invalid XML

FFmpeg trac at avcodec.org
Tue Apr 30 12:15:33 CEST 2013

#1163: ffprobe can produce invalid XML
             Reporter:  Ian     |                    Owner:  stefano
                 Type:  defect  |                   Status:  new
             Priority:  normal  |                Component:  FFprobe
              Version:  0.10.2  |               Resolution:
             Keywords:          |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:          |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0       |

Comment (by saste):

 Replying to [comment:3 nathanaeljones]:
 > I would be willing to fund development of a patch if it can be
 completed/integrated soon. Anyone interested?
 > This is currently blocking our integration of ffmpeg thumbnailing within
 [http://imageresizing.net]. A large percentage (~40%) of videos cause
 ffprobe to produce invalid xml.

 I'm interested in this, but I need more samples. Also the problem seems
 more related to invalid input data and/or encoding, so it looks more like
 a libavformat problem. Data should be probably validated and sanitized at
 the demuxing level, before rendering is performed at the application

Ticket URL: <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/1163#comment:5>
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