[Libav-user] H264 Packed RGB Decoding

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 07:46:56 EET 2020

> Am 07.02.2020 um 05:06 schrieb Devin Heitmueller <dheitmueller at kernellabs.com>:
>> On Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 8:25 PM Alan Daniels <alan at softdrive.co> wrote:
>> Is there a way for FFmpeg to decode an H264 bitstream into packed RGB?
>> For the encoder, I am using libx264rgb with AV_PIX_FMT_BGR0.
>> For the decoder, I am using AV_CODEC_ID_H264. However, the frame comes back from the decoder as AV_PIX_FMT_GBRP. This seems to be the only option supplied to get_format().
> The output of the decoder is whatever format the video was originally
> encoded with.


The decoder output depends on development decisions that were hopefully driven by reasons such as speed and readability.

Carl Eugen

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