Opened 7 years ago

#6529 new defect

interrupt_callback not working

Reported by: sergman Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: avformat
Version: unspecified Keywords: interrupt callback
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


The issue is related to the old problem described here:

I installed the latest version and the callback is not called if I pass non-existing/broken link to avio_open2 or avformat_open_input

Even av_dict_set(&options, "timeout", "5", 0); does not have any effect. The call just hangs.

Note that if the link exists the callback is working fine.

Here is the small code (actually copied from the mentioned ticked above). Compiled in Visual Studio 2015. Includes/libraries/DLLs are all up to date from

#include <Windows.h>

#include <libavcodec\avcodec.h>
#include <libavformat\avformat.h>
#include <stdio.h>

static int interrupt_cb(void *ctx)
	printf("Interrupt callback called\n");

	return 0;

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
	AVFormatContext *pFormatCtx;

	if (argc < 2) {
		printf("Please provide a movie file\n");
		return -1;
	// Register all formats and codecs

	// Open video file
	pFormatCtx = avformat_alloc_context();
	pFormatCtx->interrupt_callback.callback = interrupt_cb;
	pFormatCtx->interrupt_callback.opaque = pFormatCtx;

	AVDictionary* options = NULL;
	AVIOContext* av = NULL;
	AVIOInterruptCB cb = {
		.callback = interrupt_cb,
		.opaque = NULL,

	//av_dict_set(&options, "timeout", "5", 0); 
        // hangs
	int ret = avio_open2(&av, argv[1], AVIO_FLAG_READ, &cb, &options); 
        // hangs
	if (avformat_open_input(&pFormatCtx, argv[1], NULL, &options) != 0)
		return -1; // Couldn't open file

	return 0;

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