Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

#7750 closed defect (invalid)

Using -f segment to produce avi files produces 'corrupted' avi files.

Reported by: mhkohne Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: undetermined
Version: unspecified Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


Summary of the bug:
This command line
ffmpeg -loglevel info -i Cosmos.mp4 -f segment -segment_time 30 test%03d.avi

Should transcode the input file into a series of approximately 30 second output files.

The first output file is in fact 30 seconds (snippet from ffprobe output on that file):

Duration: 00:00:30.33, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 948 kb/s

The second is a full minute:

Duration: 00:01:00.25, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 587 kb/s

The third is a minute and a half:

Duration: 00:01:30.38, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 508 kb/s

I'm doing playback on Windows with VLC (Windows media player produces the same results)
When the first file is played (ffplay) back, it's fine.
When test001.avi is played, you see a single frame that holds static for 30 seconds while the audio plays, then the video plays as normal.
When test002.avi is played, you see a single frame that holds static for 30 seconds while the audio playes, then you get 30 seconds of silence, then the 30 seconds of video plays normally.

A little debugging work shows that the problem stems from the dts values coming into the avi muxer.
When not using the segment muxer, it appears that the dts values almost always start at 0.
When using the segment muxer, the first dts value of the new segment is NOT zero, it's 30 seconds.

Examination of the avienc.c:write_skip_frames function shows that is comparing the dts value to the packet count in order to decide when to insert empty frames.
In the case of the second segment (where the dts value starts at some value > 0, but packet_count is zero), this function ends up inserting enough empty frames to get the packet count to catch up to the dts.

I'm not really sure why the audio doesn't get similarly delayed.

How to reproduce:
(Use the mpeg4 file from as the input file.)

ffmpeg -loglevel info -i Cosmos.mp4 -f segment -segment_time 30 test%03d.avi

ffmpeg version N-93214-g7e4d3db Copyright (c) 2000-2019 the FFmpeg developers
  built with gcc 4.4.7 (GCC) 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-11)
  configuration: --prefix=/data/SHR4634/ffmpeg/build --extra-cflags=-I/data/SHR4634/ffmpeg/build/include --extra-ldflags=-L/data/SHR4634/ffmpeg/build/lib --extra-libs='-lm -ldl -lpthread -lrt' --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree --disable-libfdk_aac --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libfreetype --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --cpu=i686 --enable-runtime-cpudetect
  libavutil      56. 26.100 / 56. 26.100
  libavcodec     58. 47.102 / 58. 47.102
  libavformat    58. 26.101 / 58. 26.101
  libavdevice    58.  6.101 / 58.  6.101
  libavfilter     7. 48.100 /  7. 48.100
  libswscale      5.  4.100 /  5.  4.100
  libswresample   3.  4.100 /  3.  4.100
  libpostproc    55.  4.100 / 55.  4.100
Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'Cosmos.mp4':
    major_brand     : isom
    minor_version   : 512
    compatible_brands: isomiso2avc1mp41
    track           : 0
    artist          : Blender Foundation
    album           :
    comment         : On a desolate island, suicidal sheep Franck meets his fate in a quirky salesman, who offers him the gift of a lifetime. Little does he know that he can only handle so much lifetime.
                    : (CC) Blender Foundation |
    date            : 2015
    genre           :
    title           : Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle
    encoder         : Lavf56.40.100
  Duration: 00:12:10.62, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 2409 kb/s
    Stream #0:0(und): Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p, 1920x804 [SAR 1:1 DAR 160:67], 2278 kb/s, 24 fps, 24 tbr, 90k tbn, 48 tbc (default)
      handler_name    : VideoHandler
    Stream #0:1(und): Audio: aac (LC) (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 44100 Hz, stereo, fltp, 125 kb/s (default)
      handler_name    : SoundHandler
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (h264 (native) -> mpeg4 (native))
  Stream #0:1 -> #0:1 (aac (native) -> mp3 (libmp3lame))
Press [q] to stop, [?] for help
[segment @ 0xb4d6140] Opening 'test000.avi' for writing
Output #0, segment, to 'test%03d.avi':
    major_brand     : isom
    minor_version   : 512
    compatible_brands: isomiso2avc1mp41
    track           : 0
    artist          : Blender Foundation
    album           :
    comment         : On a desolate island, suicidal sheep Franck meets his fate in a quirky salesman, who offers him the gift of a lifetime. Little does he know that he can only handle so much lifetime.
                    : (CC) Blender Foundation |
    date            : 2015
    genre           :
    title           : Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle
    encoder         : Lavf58.26.101
    Stream #0:0(und): Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 1920x804 [SAR 1:1 DAR 160:67], q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 24 fps, 24 tbn, 24 tbc (default)
      handler_name    : VideoHandler
      encoder         : Lavc58.47.102 mpeg4
    Side data:
      cpb: bitrate max/min/avg: 0/0/200000 buffer size: 0 vbv_delay: -1
    Stream #0:1(und): Audio: mp3 (libmp3lame), 44100 Hz, stereo, fltp (default)
      handler_name    : SoundHandler
      encoder         : Lavc58.47.102 libmp3lame
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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by mhkohne

I have insufficient time to work through the proper 29 item patch submission checklist, so I present here the patch I'm using locally, in the hopes that it will help someone.
Do with it anything you like.
It fixes the problem for me by making the AVI skip frame handling work relative to the first DTS seen, rather than relative to zero. I don't actually know enough about ffmpeg to know whether that's the right approach in the general case.

diff --git a/libavformat/avienc.c b/libavformat/avienc.c
index ac0f04c..c204e5a 100644
--- a/libavformat/avienc.c
+++ b/libavformat/avienc.c
@@ -84,6 +84,7 @@ typedef struct AVIStream {

int sample_requested;

int64_t last_dts;

+ int64_t first_dts;

AVIIndex indexes;

@@ -278,6 +279,8 @@ static int avi_write_header(AVFormatContext *s)

s->streams[n]->priv_data = av_mallocz(sizeof(AVIStream));
if (!s->streams[n]->priv_data)


+ AVIStream *avist = s->streams[n]->priv_data;
+ avist->first_dts = AV_NOPTS_VALUE;


/* header list */

@@ -736,14 +739,23 @@ static int write_skip_frames(AVFormatContext *s, int stream_index, int64_t dts)


AVIStream *avist = s->streams[stream_index]->priv_data;
AVCodecParameters *par = s->streams[stream_index]->codecpar;

+ int64_t reldts = dts; relative to first_dts
+ if ((dts != AV_NOPTS_VALUE) && (avist->first_dts == AV_NOPTS_VALUE))
+ avist->first_dts = dts;
+ if (dts != AV_NOPTS_VALUE)
+ reldts = dts - avist->first_dts;

ff_dlog(s, "dts:%s packet_count:%d stream_index:%d\n", av_ts2str(dts), avist->packet_count, stream_index);
while (par->block_align == 0 && dts != AV_NOPTS_VALUE &&

  • dts > avist->packet_count && par->codec_id != AV_CODEC_ID_XSUB && avist->packet_count) {

+ reldts > avist->packet_count &&
+ par->codec_id != AV_CODEC_ID_XSUB && avist->packet_count) {

AVPacket empty_packet;

  • if (dts - avist->packet_count > 60000) {
  • av_log(s, AV_LOG_ERROR, "Too large number of skipped frames %"PRId64" > 60000\n", dts - avist->packet_count);

+ if (reldts - avist->packet_count > 60000) {
+ av_log(s, AV_LOG_ERROR, "Too large number of skipped frames %"PRId64" > 60000\n", reldts - avist->packet_count);



comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by Gyan

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

For segmenting to AVIs, you should reset timestamps.

ffmpeg -loglevel info -i Cosmos.mp4 -f segment -segment_time 30 -reset_timestamps 1 test%03d.avi

Additionally, one has to ensure that generated keyframes are aligned with the start of each segment. The segment muxer, by default, only creates a segment when it encounters a KF after the segment time has elapsed. As it happens, your test input is 24 fps and default GOP size for the default AVI video encoder (mpeg4) is 12 frames (0.5s, in this case), so by happenstance, you won't have a problem in that regard. But in general, add -force_key_frames "expr: gte(t,n_forced*30)" to ensure a KF is present every 30 seconds.

comment:3 Changed 23 months ago by mhkohne

Thank you. I do have proper keyframe handling in the real use of segment - this was just a minimal example.

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