IAMVideoAccelerator interface

The IAMVideoAccelerator interface enables a video decoder filter to access DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) 1.0 functionality. Applications should not call methods on this interface.

The Video Mixing Renderer filter's input pins support this interface, and so does pin 0 on the Overlay Mixer. If a video decoder filter calls methods on this interface, the decoder should support the IAMVideoAcceleratorNotify interface on its output pin. For more information on how to use this interface, see How Decoders Use IAMVideoAccelerator.


The IAMVideoAccelerator interface has these methods.

Method Description
IAMVideoAccelerator::BeginFrame The BeginFrame method begins the processing to create a decoded picture.
IAMVideoAccelerator::DisplayFrame The DisplayFrame method causes the video renderer to display a decoded frame.
IAMVideoAccelerator::EndFrame The EndFrame method ends frame processing.
IAMVideoAccelerator::Execute The Execute method performs a DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) decoding operation.
IAMVideoAccelerator::GetBuffer The GetBuffer method gets a pointer to a compressed or uncompressed surface that was allocated for DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) decoding.
IAMVideoAccelerator::GetCompBufferInfo The GetCompBufferInfo method gets information about the compressed buffers used for DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) decoding.
IAMVideoAccelerator::GetInternalCompBufferInfo The GetInternalCompBufferInfo method gets information about the compressed buffers used for DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) decoding.
IAMVideoAccelerator::GetInternalMemInfo The GetInternalMemInfo method queries for the amount of scratch memory the hardware abstraction layer (HAL) will allocate for its private use.
IAMVideoAccelerator::GetUncompFormatsSupported The GetUncompFormatsSupported method gets a list of uncompressed pixel formats that can be rendered using a specified DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) profile.
IAMVideoAccelerator::GetVideoAcceleratorGUIDs The GetVideoAcceleratorGUIDs method gets a list of DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) profiles supported by the display driver.
IAMVideoAccelerator::QueryRenderStatus The QueryRenderStatus method queries the read/write status of a DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) decoding surface.
IAMVideoAccelerator::ReleaseBuffer The ReleaseBuffer method releases a buffer that was locked by a previous call to IAMVideoAccelerator::GetBuffer.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header videoacc.h

See also

DXVA 1.0 specification

How Decoders Use IAMVideoAccelerator