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Bug 743518 - qtdemux: dead code while calculating segment base ?
qtdemux: dead code while calculating segment base ?
Product: GStreamer
Classification: Platform
Component: gst-plugins-good
git master
Other All
: Normal minor
: 1.5.1
Assigned To: GStreamer Maintainers
GStreamer Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-01-26 10:51 UTC by Aurélien Zanelli
Modified: 2015-01-28 19:19 UTC
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Description Aurélien Zanelli 2015-01-26 10:51:06 UTC
While investigating bug 743363, I read qtdemux segment handling and I found something strange in it.

segment.base can be calculated twice in this code and the latter override the former:

Since I'm not familiar with qtdemux and segment, I don't know if it's just dead code or not.
Comment 1 Thiago Sousa Santos 2015-01-28 03:03:50 UTC
Indeed that is dead code and the segment.base handling seems odd. Need to check what that dead code was meant to do.
Comment 2 Thiago Sousa Santos 2015-01-28 19:19:48 UTC
Thanks for reporting, the override could be covered by the previous math if the 'stop' field had been set correctly a few lines above.

commit 9a9d4ecceabd0de3632f588ce5d89d7ba78b5490
Author: Thiago Santos <>
Date:   Wed Jan 28 14:02:15 2015 -0300

    qtdemux: simplify segment.base math
    Remove a fix for heavily edited files added for fixing to work
    with seeks and proper gaps playback. The fix was replaced
    for a more general solution that bases on using previous
    segment's duration, just like it works for media segments