[libav-tools] NTP time as creation_time in captured segments

Alexander Garden tolaythisbodydown at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 14:11:07 CEST 2012


On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 7:59 AM, Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> wrote:
>> If there isn't any way to capture the NTP time, I'd like to at least
>> write the local file creation time in the metadata, like the old
>> -timestamp option in ffmpeg. That option is gone, and in my tests I
>> have been unable to write any metadata when using segmentation. Am I
>> doing something wrong or is this simply not supported?
>
>
> The information should be present already in your filesystem I guess.

I'm on EXT4, so it does have a create time. But it isn't easy to get
at. I'd like to find an easier way to expose that information.

> I'm wondering if you are using the segment muxer. In that case might be
> simpler to extend the playlist creation feature to add some additional
> information.

I am, and that sounds like it has potential. Thanks.

Alexander


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