[FFmpeg-user] what will be the format of the buffer for AVFormatContext??

Mike Scheutzow mike.scheutzow at alcatel-lucent.com
Tue May 22 14:51:20 CEST 2012

Antonio Tsai wrote:
> There is a elementary stream which will be stored in a buffer and then
> coded by "flv_write_packet(AVFormatContext *s, AVPacket *pkt)". My question
> is what will be the format of the very buffer to fit to the sturct of
> AVFormatContext, or how should I create a buffer for it. Could anyone
> please give a some advice for it.

FFmpeg is a complex library, so there is not a short simple answer to 
your question.

Download the source code and look at the files in the doc/examples/ 
subdirectory. Those examples are not perfect, but should give you an 
idea how the different parts of ffmpeg library work together.

It's a little old, but this tutorial might help your understanding too:


Mike Scheutzow

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