capGetVideoFormat

The capGetVideoFormat macro retrieves a copy of the video format in use. You can use this macro or explicitly call the WM_CAP_GET_VIDEOFORMAT message.

DWORD capGetVideoFormat(
  hwnd,           
  psVideoFormat,  
  wSize           
);

Parameters

hwnd

Handle to a capture window.

psVideoFormat

Pointer to a BITMAPINFO structure. You can also specify NULL to retrieve the number of bytes needed by BITMAPINFO.

wSize

Size, in bytes, of the structure referenced by s.

Return Values

Returns the size, in bytes, of the video format or zero if the capture window is not connected to a capture driver. For video formats that require a palette, the current palette is also returned.

Remarks

Because compressed video formats vary in size requirements applications must first retrieve the size, then allocate memory, and finally request the video format data.

Requirements

  Windows NT/2000/XP: Included in Windows NT 3.1 and later.
  Windows 95/98/Me: Included in Windows 95 and later.
  Header: Declared in Vfw.h.

See Also

Video Capture, Video Capture Macros, BITMAPINFO, WM_CAP_GET_VIDEOFORMAT

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