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[FFmpeg-devel,v6,02/12] avdevice/dshow: implement option to use device video timestamps

Message ID 20211221121239.1201-3-dcnieho@gmail.com
State Superseded, archived
Headers show
Series dshow enhancements | expand


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Commit Message

Diederick C. Niehorster Dec. 21, 2021, 12:12 p.m. UTC
The dshow avdevice ignores timestamps for video frames provided by the
DirectShow device, instead using wallclock time, apparently because the
implementer of this code had a device that provided unreliable
timestamps. Me (and others) would like to use the device's timestamps.
The new use_video_device_timestamps option for dshow device enables them
to do so. Since the majority of video devices out there probably provide
fine timestamps, this patch sets the default to using the device
timestamps, which means best fidelity timestamps are used by default.
Using the new option, the user can switch this off and revert to the old
behavior, so a fall back remains available in case the device provides
broken timestamps.

add use_video_device_timestamps to docs.

Closes: #8620

Signed-off-by: Diederick Niehorster <dcnieho@gmail.com>
 doc/indevs.texi             |  6 ++++++
 libavdevice/dshow.c         |  1 +
 libavdevice/dshow_capture.h |  1 +
 libavdevice/dshow_pin.c     | 11 ++++++-----
 4 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/doc/indevs.texi b/doc/indevs.texi
index 5be647f70a..9d8020311a 100644
--- a/doc/indevs.texi
+++ b/doc/indevs.texi
@@ -625,6 +625,12 @@  Save the currently used video capture filter device and its
 parameters (if the filter supports it) to a file.
 If a file with the same name exists it will be overwritten.
+@item use_video_device_timestamps
+If set to @option{false}, the timestamp for video frames will be
+derived from the wallclock instead of the timestamp provided by
+the capture device. This allows working around devices that
+provide unreliable timestamps.
 @end table
 @subsection Examples
diff --git a/libavdevice/dshow.c b/libavdevice/dshow.c
index cc0bef0474..5e6eb9c85d 100644
--- a/libavdevice/dshow.c
+++ b/libavdevice/dshow.c
@@ -1310,6 +1310,7 @@  static const AVOption options[] = {
     { "audio_device_save", "save audio capture filter device (and properties) to file", OFFSET(audio_filter_save_file), AV_OPT_TYPE_STRING, {.str = NULL}, 0, 0, DEC },
     { "video_device_load", "load video capture filter device (and properties) from file", OFFSET(video_filter_load_file), AV_OPT_TYPE_STRING, {.str = NULL}, 0, 0, DEC },
     { "video_device_save", "save video capture filter device (and properties) to file", OFFSET(video_filter_save_file), AV_OPT_TYPE_STRING, {.str = NULL}, 0, 0, DEC },
+    { "use_video_device_timestamps", "use device instead of wallclock timestamps for video frames", OFFSET(use_video_device_timestamps), AV_OPT_TYPE_BOOL, {.i64 = 1}, 0, 1, DEC },
     { NULL },
diff --git a/libavdevice/dshow_capture.h b/libavdevice/dshow_capture.h
index 06ded2ba96..5a2691518c 100644
--- a/libavdevice/dshow_capture.h
+++ b/libavdevice/dshow_capture.h
@@ -312,6 +312,7 @@  struct dshow_ctx {
     char *audio_filter_save_file;
     char *video_filter_load_file;
     char *video_filter_save_file;
+    int   use_video_device_timestamps;
     IBaseFilter *device_filter[2];
     IPin        *device_pin[2];
diff --git a/libavdevice/dshow_pin.c b/libavdevice/dshow_pin.c
index 3dae405e65..8e56dccbfe 100644
--- a/libavdevice/dshow_pin.c
+++ b/libavdevice/dshow_pin.c
@@ -309,10 +309,14 @@  long ff_dshow_meminputpin_Receive(DShowMemInputPin *this, IMediaSample *sample)
     if (!sample)
         return E_POINTER;
+    priv_data = pin->filter->priv_data;
+    s = priv_data;
+    ctx = s->priv_data;
     IMediaSample_GetTime(sample, &orig_curtime, &dummy);
     orig_curtime += pin->filter->start_time;
     IReferenceClock_GetTime(clock, &graphtime);
-    if (devtype == VideoDevice) {
+    if (devtype == VideoDevice && !ctx->use_video_device_timestamps) {
         /* PTS from video devices is unreliable. */
         IReferenceClock_GetTime(clock, &curtime);
     } else {
@@ -322,7 +326,7 @@  long ff_dshow_meminputpin_Receive(DShowMemInputPin *this, IMediaSample *sample)
                like 437650244077016960 which FFmpeg doesn't like.
                TODO figure out math. For now just drop them. */
             av_log(NULL, AV_LOG_DEBUG,
-                "dshow dropping initial (or ending) audio frame with odd PTS too high %"PRId64"\n", curtime);
+                "dshow dropping initial (or ending) frame with odd PTS too high %"PRId64"\n", curtime);
             return S_OK;
         curtime += pin->filter->start_time;
@@ -330,9 +334,6 @@  long ff_dshow_meminputpin_Receive(DShowMemInputPin *this, IMediaSample *sample)
     buf_size = IMediaSample_GetActualDataLength(sample);
     IMediaSample_GetPointer(sample, &buf);
-    priv_data = pin->filter->priv_data;
-    s = priv_data;
-    ctx = s->priv_data;
     index = pin->filter->stream_index;
     av_log(NULL, AV_LOG_VERBOSE, "dshow passing through packet of type %s size %8d "