[FFmpeg-user] Minimum configuration settings for ffprobe-only

Eugene Gekhter egekhter at pixcel.com
Tue Apr 1 18:02:34 CEST 2014

On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 8:04 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:

> Eugene Gekhter <egekhter <at> pixcel.com> writes:
> > 98% of the time ffprobe would be dealing with normal
> > consumer-generated files. Your example above is the
> > exception, not the norm.
> My original suspicion was (and still is) that in 99%
> of all cases, users will upload media files and not
> files that FFmpeg cannot read.
> And please note that random data is typically recognized
> as mp3 or aac.
> Carl Eugen
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I have a proof of concept.
I've been able to get two different error messages:
1. Unsupported codec
2. Invalid data found when processing input

Without digging deeper into the source code, are there other cases that
would result in different error messages?

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