AVIStreamRead function

The AVIStreamRead function reads audio, video or other data from a stream according to the stream type.

Syntax

HRESULT AVIStreamRead(
  PAVISTREAM pavi,
  LONG       lStart,
  LONG       lSamples,
  LPVOID     lpBuffer,
  LONG       cbBuffer,
  LONG       *plBytes,
  LONG       *plSamples
);

Parameters

pavi

Handle to an open stream.

lStart

First sample to read.

lSamples

Number of samples to read. You can also specify the value AVISTREAMREAD_CONVENIENT to let the stream handler determine the number of samples to read.

lpBuffer

Pointer to a buffer to contain the data.

cbBuffer

Size, in bytes, of the buffer pointed to by lpBuffer.

plBytes

Pointer to a buffer that receives the number of bytes of data written in the buffer referenced by lpBuffer. This value can be NULL.

plSamples

Pointer to a buffer that receives the number of samples written in the buffer referenced by lpBuffer. This value can be NULL.

Return Value

Returns zero if successful or an error otherwise. Possible error values include the following.

Return code Description
AVIERR_BUFFERTOOSMALL
The buffer size cbBuffer was smaller than a single sample of data.
AVIERR_MEMORY
There was not enough memory to complete the read operation.
AVIERR_FILEREAD
A disk error occurred while reading the file.

Remarks

If lpBuffer is NULL, this function does not read any data; it returns information about the size of data that would be read.

The argument pavi is a pointer to an IAVIStream interface.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vfw.h
Library Vfw32.lib
DLL Avifil32.dll

See Also

AVIFile Functions

AVIFile Functions and Macros