Thread: acces video file

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    acces video file

    hi, I need to access a video file from c++ and then show a video secuence beginning in a determinate time , thx


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    Check out DirectX if on Windows. There is no point in reinventing multi-media codecs, just use an existing library.

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    you're in for a lot of trouble. You'll have to work with 3rd party codecs for video/audio decoding, create a gui to display the image, and deal with a lot of errors ! you can however try to use some code from VirtualDub which is licensed under GPL.

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