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CAPTUREPARMS structure

The CAPTUREPARMS structure contains parameters that control the streaming video capture process. This structure is used to get and set parameters that affect the capture rate, the number of buffers to use while capturing, and how capture is terminated.

Syntax


typedef struct {
  DWORD dwRequestMicroSecPerFrame;
  BOOL  fMakeUserHitOKToCapture;
  UINT  wPercentDropForError;
  BOOL  fYield;
  DWORD dwIndexSize;
  UINT  wChunkGranularity;
  BOOL  fUsingDOSMemory;
  UINT  wNumVideoRequested;
  BOOL  fCaptureAudio;
  UINT  wNumAudioRequested;
  UINT  vKeyAbort;
  BOOL  fAbortLeftMouse;
  BOOL  fAbortRightMouse;
  BOOL  fLimitEnabled;
  UINT  wTimeLimit;
  BOOL  fMCIControl;
  BOOL  fStepMCIDevice;
  DWORD dwMCIStartTime;
  DWORD dwMCIStopTime;
  BOOL  fStepCaptureAt2x;
  UINT  wStepCaptureAverageFrames;
  DWORD dwAudioBufferSize;
  BOOL  fDisableWriteCache;
  UINT  AVStreamMaster;
} CAPTUREPARMS;

Members

dwRequestMicroSecPerFrame

Requested frame rate, in microseconds. The default value is 66667, which corresponds to 15 frames per second.

fMakeUserHitOKToCapture

User-initiated capture flag. If this member is TRUE, AVICap displays a dialog box prompting the user to initiate capture. The default value is FALSE.

wPercentDropForError

Maximum allowable percentage of dropped frames during capture. Values range from 0 to 100. The default value is 10.

fYield

Yield flag. If this member is TRUE, the capture window spawns a separate background thread to perform step and streaming capture. The default value is FALSE.

Applications that set this flag must handle potential reentry issues because the controls in the application are not disabled while capture is in progress.

dwIndexSize

Maximum number of index entries in an AVI file. Values range from 1800 to 324,000. If set to 0, a default value of 34,952 (32K frames plus a proportional number of audio buffers) is used.

Each video frame or buffer of waveform-audio data uses one index entry. The value of this entry establishes a limit for the number of frames or audio buffers that can be captured.

wChunkGranularity

Logical block size, in bytes, of an AVI file. The value 0 indicates the current sector size is used as the granularity.

fUsingDOSMemory

Not used in Win32 applications.

wNumVideoRequested

Maximum number of video buffers to allocate. The memory area to place the buffers is specified with fUsingDOSMemory. The actual number of buffers allocated might be lower if memory is unavailable.

fCaptureAudio

Capture audio flag. If this member is TRUE, audio is captured during streaming capture. This is the default value if audio hardware is installed.

wNumAudioRequested

Maximum number of audio buffers to allocate. The maximum number of buffers is 10.

vKeyAbort

Virtual keycode used to terminate streaming capture. The default value is VK_ESCAPE. You must call the RegisterHotKey function before specifying a keystroke that can abort a capture session.

You can combine keycodes that include CTRL and SHIFT keystrokes by using the logical OR operator with the keycodes for CTRL (0x8000) and SHIFT (0x4000).

fAbortLeftMouse

Abort flag for left mouse button. If this member is TRUE, streaming capture stops if the left mouse button is pressed. The default value is TRUE.

fAbortRightMouse

Abort flag for right mouse button. If this member is TRUE, streaming capture stops if the right mouse button is pressed. The default value is TRUE.

fLimitEnabled

Time limit enabled flag. If this member is TRUE, streaming capture stops after the number of seconds in wTimeLimit has elapsed. The default value is FALSE.

wTimeLimit

Time limit for capture, in seconds. This parameter is used only if fLimitEnabled is TRUE.

fMCIControl

MCI device capture flag. If this member is TRUE, AVICap controls an MCI-compatible video source during streaming capture. MCI-compatible video sources include VCRs and laserdiscs.

fStepMCIDevice

MCI device step capture flag. If this member is TRUE, step capture using an MCI device as a video source is enabled. If it is FALSE, real-time capture using an MCI device is enabled. (If fMCIControl is FALSE, this member is ignored.)

dwMCIStartTime

Starting position, in milliseconds, of the MCI device for the capture sequence. (If fMCIControl is FALSE, this member is ignored.)

dwMCIStopTime

Stopping position, in milliseconds, of the MCI device for the capture sequence. When this position in the content is reached, capture ends and the MCI device stops. (If fMCIControl is FALSE, this member is ignored.)

fStepCaptureAt2x

Double-resolution step capture flag. If this member is TRUE, the capture hardware captures at twice the specified resolution. (The resolution for the height and width is doubled.)

Enable this option if the hardware does not support hardware-based decimation and you are capturing in the RGB format.

wStepCaptureAverageFrames

Number of times a frame is sampled when creating a frame based on the average sample. A typical value for the number of averages is 5.

dwAudioBufferSize

Audio buffer size. If the default value of zero is used, the size of each buffer will be the maximum of 0.5 seconds of audio or 10K bytes.

fDisableWriteCache

Not used in Win32 applications.

AVStreamMaster

Indicates whether the audio stream controls the clock when writing an AVI file. If this member is set to AVSTREAMMASTER_AUDIO, the audio stream is considered the master stream and the video stream duration is forced to match the audio duration. If this member is set to AVSTREAMMASTER_NONE, the durations of audio and video streams can differ.

Remarks

The WM_CAP_GET_SEQUENCE_SETUP message or capCaptureGetSetup macro is used to retrieve the current capture parameters. The WM_CAP_SET_SEQUENCE_SETUP message or capCaptureSetSetup macro is used to set the capture parameters.

The WM_CAP_GET_SEQUENCE_SETUP message or capCaptureGetSetup macro is used to retrieve the current capture parameters. The WM_CAP_SET_SEQUENCE_SETUP message or capCaptureSetSetup macro is used to set the capture parameters.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Vfw.h

See also

Video Capture
Video Capture Structures
capCaptureGetSetup
capCaptureSetSetup
RegisterHotKey
WM_CAP_GET_SEQUENCE_SETUP
WM_CAP_SET_SEQUENCE_SETUP
Video Capture

 

 

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