[Libav-user] Difference between AVCodecParserContext->parser->parser_parse() and avcodec_decode_video2()
Tim van den Kerkhof
tim.van.den.kerkhof at vinotion.nl
Fri Jun 10 15:13:05 CEST 2011
On 06/10/2011 02:47 PM, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> You must've missed part of the mplayer code.
> The parser is only that, a parser. It parses the data, extracts some
> metadata and puts complete frames back together, it doesn't do any
> actual decoding.
> For decoding you'll always have to use avcodec_decode_video2.
> In my experience, you'll usually want to do both, but that depends on
> the source of the content.
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Thank you for your response.
I indeed mist a part of the Mplayer code, where they use
Can you give me some pointers on how to use avcodec_decode_video2 when
all I have is an unsigned char* buffer?
I already tried adding 0x000001 as the first three bytes of the buffer
(and resizing it to len+FF_INPUT_BUFFER_PADDING_SIZE) and then storing
it as AVPacket.
avcodec_decode_video2() then fails with these errors:
[h264 @ 0x203d720]non-existing PPS 0 referenced
[h264 @ 0x203d720]decode_slice_header error
[h264 @ 0x203d720]no frame!
Is there something small forgot or is the decoding of H264 not as simple
as I hoped?
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