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Write frames to a video file

Write frames to a video file

Write frames to a video file


I've been searching google for hours and the only references to writing a video file are from 2004 using .NET 1.1
Is there a new, simpler way of outputting frames to a video file.  I don't really care what kind of video file it ends up being. I just want it to write smoothly enough that I can record from a webcam at a frame rate that I choose.

Thanks in advance

Travis Hawkins

RE: Write frames to a video file

Any luck figuring this out. Looks like all MS libraries for this (DirectX/DirectShow/Media Framework) don't support managed code. There seem to be other alternatives EMGU with openCV but I was hoping to use MS with less dependancies. Why is this so challenging?


RE: Write frames to a video file

WPF treats animations as a first class object. Maybe this could provide a solution for your situation. WPF was introduced as an add-on to .net 3.5 and incorporated into the BCL in 4.0. So you would need to update and migrate the application to take advantage of this feature.

Jason Meckley

FAQ855-7190: Database Connection Management
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RE: Write frames to a video file

I think jmeckley's idea is worth a shot.  We never did find a solution that would work for us and ended up taking the project in a completely different direction.

If anyone ever does find a good solution to this problem it would be great to have a link here so we can reference it.

Travis Hawkins

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