[Libav-user] status of avformat_seek_file

Eric Lee erclee2 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 23:28:23 EEST 2018

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 8:20 AM Carl Eugen Hoyos <ceffmpeg at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2018-04-20 23:42 GMT+02:00, Niebur, Mark <Mark_Niebur at comcast.com>:
> > Hi,
> > I'm starting a new project that needs to decode frames by frame number. I
> > was browsing avformat.h and found the avformat_seek_file api which seems
> > perfect, but above it is the note that it is still under construction and
> > that I should not use it. I would like to know what that actually means,
> is
> > it functional at all, not optimized, or is it pretty well ironed out and
> not
> > subject to change much in the future.
> There are indications that the comment is not completely accurate;-)
> http://git.videolan.org/?p=ffmpeg.git;a=commitdiff;h=d04768fa
> Carl Eugen
So, is avformat_seek_file safe to use, or still under construction? I
didn't catch on to what you are pointing out by linking the commit. The
warning note was added in a later commit... almost 10 years ago. If it is
no longer valid, what is the reason it is still in the documentation?

Eric Lee
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