[libav-api] h.264 avcodec_decode_video2

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Tue Oct 11 23:03:06 CEST 2011

Hi Stefan

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 03:33:39PM +0200, Stefan Lederer wrote:
> Hi, 
> is there somewhere an example how to decode Iso Base Media File Format with
> h.264 using avcodec_decode_video2.

for the ISO base media format you need a demuxer. See libavformat from
you need to use av_read_frame() and feed the result (from the video
stream) into avcodec_decode_video2()

> I found this example, but it doesn't work:
> http://cekirdek.pardus.org.tr/~ismail/ffmpeg-docs/api-example_8c-source.html

This is quite outdated
the current is available at

but as said its not enough on its own. you can see ffmpeg.c, ffplay.c
or ffprobe.c as examples, they might be a bit complex though.


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