all but first file of splitmuxsink are corrupted

Tim Müller tim at
Thu Jan 13 10:28:54 UTC 2022

Hi Tom,

> trying to split a video stream using splitmuxsink like:
> gst-launch-1.0 videotestsrc is-live=true ! videoconvert ! video/x-raw
> ! queue !  x264enc bitrate=2000000 ! h264parse  ! splitmuxsink
> muxer=matroskamux max-size-time=20000000000
>  location=/data/videos/afile%05d.mkv -v -e
> I'm finding that the first file afile00000.mkv works alright, and
> although the next files ( afile00001.mkv , afile00002.mkv ) play in
> vlc, the time indicator is always at the end of the timeline as if it
> was playing a live stream.

Does it play fine with gst-play-1.0?

It sounds like a bug in VLC where it doesn't handle files that start
with non-0 timestamps properly.

muxer="matroskamux offset-to-zero=true" might help.


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