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QTKit / QTKitServer malloc error
jamesheliker Offline

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Joined: Mar 2011
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Exclamation QTKit / QTKitServer malloc error
Hi All -
I'm running in to a disturbing failure with QTKit, I have a simple command line utility that trims N number of seconds from the beginning of a QTMovie object, and then writes that QTMovie object back to disk (to a new file).

The code compiles and runs flawlessly. The executable runs exactly as intended from the command line, provided that I run less than say, 10 instances simultaneously. If additional instances are running, two errors crop up in STDERR:

QTKitServer(94967,0xb038d000) malloc: *** error for object 0xffda: pointer being freed was not allocated
*** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug

QTKitServer(95112,0xb0185000) malloc: *** error for object 0x221220: incorrect checksum for freed object - object was probably modified after being freed.
*** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug

This utility is intended to be used with a very large corporate library of media files (all valid Quicktime mov's)
- and *anywhere from 1 to 1000 instances of the utility running at any one time is absolutely required.*

The "important code" is below:

NSNumber *yes = [NSNumber numberWithBool:YES];
NSDictionary *attrbs = [NSDictionary dictionaryWithObjectsAndKeys:
                        inputFilePath, QTMovieFileNameAttribute,
                        yes, QTMovieEditableAttribute,

QTMovie *movie = [[QTMovie alloc] initWithAttributes: attrbs error: nil];

long seconds = strtoull([secondsVal UTF8String], NULL, 0);
QTTime startTime = QTMakeTime(0, 1);
QTTime duration = QTMakeTime(seconds, 1);

QTTimeRange range = QTMakeTimeRange(startTime, duration);

[movie deleteSegment: range];

[NSDictionary *writeDictionary = [NSDictionary dictionaryWithObjectsAndKeys:
                                 yes, QTMovieFlatten,
[movie writeToFile: outputFilePath withAttributes: writeDictionary error: nil];

movie = nil;
[movie release];

Any help or insight would be GREATLY appreciated! Big Grin

-James Heliker
2011.03.10 01:29 AM
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Derek Kuhl Offline
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Post: #2
RE: QTKit / QTKitServer malloc error
Looks like you're setting movie to nil, then releasing a pointer pointing to nil. Try commenting out the movie = nil part.
2011.04.06 01:56 PM
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