IAVIFile::GetStream method

The GetStream method opens a stream by accessing it in a file. Called when an application uses the AVIFileGetStream function.


HRESULT GetStream(
  PAVISTREAM *ppStream,
  DWORD      fccType,
  LONG       lParam



Pointer to a buffer that receives a pointer to the interface to a stream.


Four-character code indicating the type of stream to locate.


Stream number.

Return Value

Returns the HRESULT defined by OLE.


It is typically easier to implement this method by creating all of the stream objects in advance by using the IAVIFile::Open method. Then, this method accesses the interface to the specified stream.

Remember to increment the reference count maintained by the AddRef method for the stream when this method is used.

For handlers written in C++, GetStream has the following syntax:

HRESULT GetStream(PAVISTREAM *ppStream, 
    DWORD fccType, LONG lParam); 


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

See Also

Custom File and Stream Handler Interfaces

Custom File and Stream Handlers