[Chugalug] VLC transcoding from a source with errors

Robert A. Kelly III bluethegrappler at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 02:22:00 UTC 2013

When you are actually playing back media, VLC handles errors really
well. You can play a scratched up DVD and you may notice some glitches
when it hits a bad spot, but it recovers and continues playing. I have
seen VLC play some discs that other media players refused to. However,
if you are trying to transcode from a disc that is scratched, or a
source file that has some form of corruption, it seems to transcode
until it hits an error and simply stops. Is there any way to get the
more resilient behaviour when transcoding, so that it will finish even
if there are glitches in the finished output? It would be better to have
a complete video with a few glitches, than to have only half a video.

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