Opened 2 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#9510 new defect

HLS with fMP4 produces invalid segments

Reported by: Andreas Unterweger Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: avformat
Version: git-master Keywords: HLS hls CHUNK ffmpeg
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no

Description (last modified by Andreas Unterweger)

Using fMP4 segments with strftime and hls_init_time produces segments which are too short and cannot be played back.

Example call:

./ffmpeg -y -i timer_1M.mp4 -acodec aac -b:a 64k -vcodec h264 -b:v 1M -f hls -hls_segment_type fmp4 -strftime 1 -hls_segment_filename '%%18d.m4s' -hls_flags second_level_segment_index+split_by_time -hls_time 0.6 -hls_init_time 0.600001 index.m3u8

This produces a segment 000000000000000006.m4s which is only about a tenth of the size of the other segments. Running FFprobe on it (by creating a dummy playlist with only this segment), it seems to contain only audio, but no video frames.

Removing the hls_init_time parameter from the command "resolves" the issue, i.e., the segments are then split correctly and have video frames.

I tried this with different files, including https://file-examples-com.github.io/uploads/2017/04/file_example_MP4_480_1_5MG.mp4. Changing the GOP size with -g:v does not make the error go away, which is why I think it is a bug in the HLS segmenter.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Andreas Unterweger, 2 months ago

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comment:2 by Andreas Unterweger, 2 months ago

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