These functions are declared in the following header file. Link with allegro_video.

 #include <allegro5/allegro_video.h>

Currently we have an Ogg backend (Theora + Vorbis). See http://xiph.org/ for installation instructions, licensing information and supported video formats.

ALLEGRO_VIDEO_EVENT_TYPE

enum ALLEGRO_VIDEO_EVENT_TYPE

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Since: 5.1.0

ALLEGRO_VIDEO_POSITION_TYPE

typedef enum ALLEGRO_VIDEO_POSITION_TYPE ALLEGRO_VIDEO_POSITION_TYPE;

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Used with al_get_video_position to specify which position to retrieve. If these get out of sync, audio and video may be out of sync in the display of the video.

Since: 5.1.11

al_init_video_addon

bool al_init_video_addon(void)

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Initializes the video addon.

Since: 5.1.12

al_shutdown_video_addon

void al_shutdown_video_addon(void)

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Shut down the video addon. This is done automatically at program exit, but can be called any time the user wishes as well.

Since: 5.1.12

al_get_allegro_video_version

uint32_t al_get_allegro_video_version(void)

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Returns the (compiled) version of the addon, in the same format as al_get_allegro_version.

Since: 5.1.12

al_open_video

ALLEGRO_VIDEO *al_open_video(char const *filename)

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Reads a video file. This does not start streaming yet but reads the meta info so you can query e.g. the size or audio rate.

Since: 5.1.0

al_close_video

void al_close_video(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video)

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Closes the video and frees all allocated resources. The video pointer is invalid after the function returns.

Since: 5.1.0

al_start_video

void al_start_video(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video, ALLEGRO_MIXER *mixer)

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Starts streaming the video from the beginning.

Since: 5.1.0

al_start_video_with_voice

void al_start_video_with_voice(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video, ALLEGRO_VOICE *voice)

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Like al_start_video but audio is routed to the provided voice.

Since: 5.1.0

al_get_video_event_source

ALLEGRO_EVENT_SOURCE *al_get_video_event_source(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video)

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Get an event source for the video. The possible events are described under ALLEGRO_VIDEO_EVENT_TYPE.

Since: 5.1.0

al_set_video_playing

void al_set_video_playing(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video, bool play)

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Paused or resumes playback.

Since: 5.1.12

al_is_video_playing

bool al_is_video_playing(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video)

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Returns true if the video is currently playing.

Since: 5.1.12

al_get_video_audio_rate

double al_get_video_audio_rate(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video)

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Returns the audio rate of the video, in Hz.

Since: 5.1.0

al_get_video_fps

double al_get_video_fps(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video)

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Returns the speed of the video in frames per second. Often this will not be an integer value.

Since: 5.1.0

al_get_video_scaled_width

float al_get_video_scaled_width(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video)

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Returns the width with which the video frame should be drawn. Videos often do not use square pixels, so this will may return a value larger than the width of the frame bitmap.

Since: 5.1.12

See also: al_get_video_frame

al_get_video_scaled_height

float al_get_video_scaled_height(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video)

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Returns the height with which the video frame should be drawn. Videos often do not use square pixels, so this will may return a value larger than the height of the frame bitmap.

See also: al_get_video_frame

Since: 5.1.12

al_get_video_frame

ALLEGRO_BITMAP *al_get_video_frame(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video)

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Returns the current video frame. The bitmap is owned by the video so do not attempt to free it. The bitmap will stay valid until the next call to al_get_video_frame.

Videos often do not use square pixels so the recommended way to draw a video frame would be using code like this:

float scale = 1.0; /* Adjust this to fit your target bitmap dimensions. */
ALLEGRO_BITMAP* frame = al_get_video_frame(video);
float sw = al_get_bitmap_width(frame);
float sh = al_get_bitmap_height(frame);
float dw = scale * al_get_video_scaled_width(video);
float dh = scale * al_get_video_scaled_height(video);
al_draw_scaled_bitmap(frame, 0, 0, sw, sh, 0, 0, dw, dh, 0);

Since: 5.1.0

See also: al_get_video_scaled_width, al_get_video_scaled_height

al_get_video_position

double al_get_video_position(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video, ALLEGRO_VIDEO_POSITION_TYPE which)

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Returns the current position of the video stream in seconds since the beginning. The parameter is one of the ALLEGRO_VIDEO_POSITION_TYPE constants.

Since: 5.1.0

al_seek_video

bool al_seek_video(ALLEGRO_VIDEO *video, double pos_in_seconds)

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Seek to a different position in the video. Currently only seeking to the beginning of the video is supported.

Since: 5.1.0

Allegro version 5.2.3 (GIT) - Last updated: 2017-03-19 19:07:26 UTC