Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#2319 new defect

Using concat demuxer with truncated mp4 (mpeg2video,pcm_s16be) leads to infinite loop

Reported by: ls Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: avformat
Version: git-master Keywords: concat
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: yes
Analyzed by developer: yes


Summary of the bug:
If the concat demuxer is used in conjunction with a mp4 file containing mpeg2 and pcm, ffmpeg gets stuck after the first video is decoded and never terminates. The problem only occurs, if the mp4 file is truncated and mylist.txt contains more than one entry. (Here one video file is used twice to demonstrate the problem.)

How to reproduce:

ffmpeg -f concat -i mylist.txt out.mp4

Content of mylist.txt

file camera-raw.mp4
file camera-raw.mp4

Video data:

ffmpeg output

ffmpeg version 1.1.3 Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers
  built on Mar  2 2013 14:00:59 with gcc 4.6 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5)
  configuration: --prefix=/home/ls/ffmpeg --enable-shared --disable-static --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-sram --cpu=core2 --enable-hwaccel=h264_vaapi --enable-hwaccel=mpeg2_vaapi --enable-hwaccel=mpeg4_vaapi --enable-libfaac --disable-ffserver --enable-libfreetype --enable-x11grab --enable-avresample --enable-libass --enable-libvpx --enable-libvorbis
  libavutil      52. 13.100 / 52. 13.100
  libavcodec     54. 86.100 / 54. 86.100
  libavformat    54. 59.106 / 54. 59.106
  libavdevice    54.  3.102 / 54.  3.102
  libavfilter     3. 32.100 /  3. 32.100
  libswscale      2.  1.103 /  2.  1.103
  libswresample   0. 17.102 /  0. 17.102
  libpostproc    52.  2.100 / 52.  2.100
[concat @ 0x1cc0780] Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate
Guessed Channel Layout for  Input Stream #0.1 : stereo
Input #0, concat, from 'mylist.txt':
  Duration: N/A, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 36537 kb/s
    Stream #0:0: Video: mpeg2video (Main) (mp4v / 0x7634706D), yuv420p, 1920x1080 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 35001 kb/s, 25 fps, 25 tbr, 25k tbn, 50 tbc
    Stream #0:1: Audio: pcm_s16be (twos / 0x736F7774), 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 1536 kb/s
File 'out.mp4' already exists. Overwrite ? [y/N] using SAR=1/1
[libx264 @ 0x1ccb400] using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 FastShuffle SSE4.2
[libx264 @ 0x1ccb400] profile High, level 4.0
[libx264 @ 0x1ccb400] 264 - core 129 r0+2 e403db4 - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec - Copyleft 2003-2013 - - options: cabac=1 ref=3 deblock=1:0:0 analyse=0x3:0x113 me=hex subme=7 psy=1 psy_rd=1.00:0.00 mixed_ref=1 me_range=16 chroma_me=1 trellis=1 8x8dct=1 cqm=0 deadzone=21,11 fast_pskip=1 chroma_qp_offset=-2 threads=6 lookahead_threads=1 sliced_threads=0 nr=0 decimate=1 interlaced=0 bluray_compat=0 constrained_intra=0 bframes=3 b_pyramid=2 b_adapt=1 b_bias=0 direct=1 weightb=1 open_gop=0 weightp=2 keyint=250 keyint_min=25 scenecut=40 intra_refresh=0 rc_lookahead=40 rc=crf mbtree=1 crf=23.0 qcomp=0.60 qpmin=0 qpmax=69 qpstep=4 ip_ratio=1.40 aq=1:1.00
Output #0, mp4, to 'out.mp4':
    encoder         : Lavf54.59.106
    Stream #0:0: Video: h264 ([33][0][0][0] / 0x0021), yuv420p, 1920x1080 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], q=-1--1, 12800 tbn, 25 tbc
    Stream #0:1: Audio: aac ([64][0][0][0] / 0x0040), 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 128 kb/s
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (mpeg2video -> libx264)
  Stream #0:1 -> #0:1 (pcm_s16be -> libfaac)
Press [q] to stop, [?] for help
[mpeg2video @ 0x1cfade0] warning: first frame is no keyframe
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frame=   47 fps= 36 q=0.0 size=       0kB time=00:00:01.83 bitrate=   0.2kbits/s    
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Truncating packet of size 124464 to 34592
[mpeg2video @ 0x1cfade0] ac-tex damaged at 63 16
[mpeg2video @ 0x1cfade0] Warning MVs not available
[mpeg2video @ 0x1cfade0] concealing 6240 DC, 6240 AC, 6240 MV errors in B frame

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Cigaes

  • Analyzed by developer set
  • Component changed from FFmpeg to avformat
  • Keywords concat added
  • Reproduced by developer set
  • Version changed from 1.1.3 to git-master

This is the expected behaviour (but changing it can be considered). The problem is that the headers of your file declare a duration different from the actual duration of the data present in the file. The concat demuxer relies on the duration declared by the file.

More precisely, your file declares a duration of ~820 seconds, but contains only ~23 seconds.

At the end of the first file, ffmpeg is not stuck, it is just encoding 820-23 = 797 seconds of still image. This happens because you chose to output to MP4, and libavformat does not support variable frame rate in this format. Wait long enough and it will start encoding the next file. Output to Matroska (lavf supports VFR in Matroska) and it will not happen; instead, you will get a big gap in the timestamps.

If you do not want the gap / long still image, you need to document the correct duration. Either use a proper tool for cutting the file, so that the duration is correctly set in the headers, or use the duration directive in the concat script to override the value in the file.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by ls

Thank you for the fast and helpful response. Now, ffmpeg's behavior makes sense to me.

The reason I was assuming ffmpeg was stuck in an infinite loop, was that ffmpeg does not react to sigint when encoding the last frame repeatedly. Sending it multipe times or sigquit leads to unwritten headers, since it terminated without writing them.

Since truncated files are a bit problematic because of their incorrect headers it could also be an option to just print a warning when decoding the file has finished earlier than the header indicated. This would help the user to understand whats going on in this situation.

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