[FFmpeg-user] Decoding B-frames
David Cassany Viladomat
david.cassany at i2cat.net
Thu Jun 26 10:26:57 CEST 2014
Maybe some of you can help me with some doubts I have. I'm building a C++
decoder for H264 using libavcodec, I wanna decode a network stream, so I am
decoding NAL units I receive by RTP. It's been a pretty straigh forward to
go through the API and decode frames. Basically I use "CODEC_CAP_TRUNCATED"
to feed "avcodec_decode_video2" NAL by NAL rather than frame by frame. Up
to here every is going fine unless I receive NALs from a Bframe.
After some digging I saw some examples about how to deal with the PTS and
DTS *after* decoding a frame in order to sort decoded frames according the
PTS. I have the feeling that in the examples I saw they assume frames in
DTS order. So, my question is, should I assume that I receive always frames
in DTS order? Can I get DTS or PTS form the AV_pkt before running
I am not decoding from any container, I am receiving a RAW H264 standard
stream from RTP, so I get NAL units one by one.
Thanks in advance fo rany advice,
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