Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Why am I recieving corrupt images?

Why am I recieving corrupt images?

Why am I recieving corrupt images?


I have developed a server application that streams video to client applications.  The client applications record or view these video streams.  My problem is that I recieve images that are corrupt quite regularly.  Below is an example of one of the corrupt images,


Does anyone have any ideas on what could be causing this?


RE: Why am I recieving corrupt images?

It could be anything really, you need to supply more information about your setup. Are you streaming the video via UDP? if so it could be caused by packet loss. Or the software or hardware is dropping a frame occasionally? It could even be caused by a memory problem.

Does this apply


Microsoft currently has an issue which is resulting in a valid picture frame at the entry point into the stream to be dropped and replaced with an 'empty' padding frame.  The loss of this frame causes corruption of video in all hardware and software decoding of the stream.  The specific sequence of events triggers a prolonged error recovery sequence on ATI hardware.  Microsoft and ATI are working together to address this issue.

When I married "Miss Right" I didn't realise her first name was 'always'. LOL

RE: Why am I recieving corrupt images?

Definitely looks like bandwidth problem/packets being dropped rather than data corruption.


tim@tim-laptop ~ $ sudo apt-get install windows
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package windows...Thank Goodness!

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close