IMediaSample::GetPointer method (strmif.h)

The GetPointer method retrieves a read/write pointer to the media sample's buffer.


HRESULT GetPointer(
  [out] BYTE **ppBuffer


[out] ppBuffer

Receives a pointer to the buffer.

Return value

Returns S_OK if successful, or an HRESULT value indicating the cause of the error.


The buffer memory is owned by the media sample object, and is automatically released when the media sample is destroyed. The caller should not free or reallocate the buffer.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header strmif.h (include Dshow.h)
Library Strmiids.lib

See also

Error and Success Codes

IMediaSample Interface