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Adi_S_
Beginner
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Intel Media SDK with ffmpeg

Hi Petter,

  I have a question about the ffmpeg code.

In FFMPEGReader::ReadNextFrame(), the heart of the function (and the whole code samplw really) is:

[cpp]
memmove(pBS->Data, pBS->Data + pBS->DataOffset, pBS->DataLength);
pBS->DataOffset = 0;
memcpy(pBS->Data + pBS->DataLength, pOutBuf, outBufSize);
pBS->DataLength += outBufSize; 
[/cpp] 

I don't understand what line (1) above does.
Is it a copy/paste error (it also appear again a fewlines down in the MPEG2 case)?

Thanks,
Adi 

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Petter_L_Intel
Employee
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Hi Adi,

This is to ensure that any remaining bitstream data from previous processing is not lost. the memmove call moves the remaining data to the beginning of the buffer. The following memcpy call appends the buffer with the new data.

Regards,
Petter 

Adi_S_
Beginner
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Thanks, Petter.
When I made the code read a network stream the av_free_packet(&packet); line consistently crashed.
I needed to add:

if(pOutBuf!=packet.data)
      av_free(pOutBuf);

for the case where av_bitstream_filter_filter() does not allocate a new packet buffer.

Adi