[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] vf_drawtext: Add pkt_pos, pkt_duration, pkt_size as variables

greg Luce electron.rotoscope at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 02:05:21 EEST 2019

I created this issue on the bugtracker but I'm trying to format it
properly for this channel
The actual filter change was written by Calvin Walton <calvin.walton at kepstin.ca>

diff --git a/doc/filters.texi b/doc/filters.texi
index ec1c7c7591..332f4ddc80 100644
--- a/doc/filters.texi
+++ b/doc/filters.texi
@@ -8584,6 +8584,17 @@ The thickness of the drawn box.

 These constants allow the @var{x}, @var{y}, @var{w}, @var{h} and
@var{t} expressions to refer to
 each other, so you may for example specify @code{y=x/dar} or @code{h=w/dar}.
+ at item pict_type
+A 1 character description of the current packet's input picture type.
+ at item pkt_pos
+The current packet's position in the input datastream (in bytes from
the head of the source file)
+ at item pkt_duration
+The current packet's input duration
+ at item pkt_size
+The current packet's input size (in bytes)

 @end table

@@ -9032,6 +9043,14 @@ The first argument is mandatory and specifies
the metadata key.
 The second argument is optional and specifies a default value, used when the
 metadata key is not found or empty.

+The use of the term metadata in ffmpeg refers to extra data,
+often user-provided or generated live during decode by other filters.
+If you're trying to read data from teh frames in a stream or file, run
+ at code{ffprobe -show_frames}. If the information doesn't show up between
+ at code{[FRAME]} and @code{[/FRAME]} in the form
+then it won't be visible to this function.
 @item n, frame_num
 The frame number, starting from 0.

diff --git a/libavfilter/vf_drawtext.c b/libavfilter/vf_drawtext.c
index 01cd7fa122..8f4badbdb5 100644
--- a/libavfilter/vf_drawtext.c
+++ b/libavfilter/vf_drawtext.c
@@ -88,6 +88,9 @@ static const char *const var_names[] = {
+    "pkt_pos",
+    "pkt_duration",
+    "pkt_size",

@@ -125,6 +128,9 @@ enum var_name {

@@ -1516,6 +1522,9 @@ static int filter_frame(AVFilterLink *inlink,
AVFrame *frame)
         NAN : frame->pts * av_q2d(inlink->time_base);

     s->var_values[VAR_PICT_TYPE] = frame->pict_type;
+    s->var_values[VAR_PKT_POS] = frame->pkt_pos;
+    s->var_values[VAR_PKT_DURATION] = frame->pkt_duration *
+    s->var_values[VAR_PKT_SIZE] = frame->pkt_size;
     s->metadata = frame->metadata;

     draw_text(ctx, frame, frame->width, frame->height);

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