7.10. ioctl VIDIOC_ENCODER_CMD, VIDIOC_TRY_ENCODER_CMD¶
VIDIOC_ENCODER_CMD - VIDIOC_TRY_ENCODER_CMD - Execute an encoder command
ioctl(int fd, VIDIOC_ENCODER_CMD, struct v4l2_encoder_cmd *argp)¶
ioctl(int fd, VIDIOC_TRY_ENCODER_CMD, struct v4l2_encoder_cmd *argp)¶
- File descriptor returned by open().
- Pointer to struct
These ioctls control an audio/video (usually MPEG-) encoder.
VIDIOC_ENCODER_CMD sends a command to the encoder,
VIDIOC_TRY_ENCODER_CMD can be used to try a command without actually
To send a command applications must initialize all fields of a struct
v4l2_encoder_cmd and call
VIDIOC_TRY_ENCODER_CMD with a pointer to
cmd field must contain the command code. Some commands use the
flags field for additional information.
After a STOP command, read() calls will read the remaining data buffered by the driver. When the buffer is empty, read() will return zero and the next read() call will restart the encoder.
A read() or VIDIOC_STREAMON call sends an implicit START command to the encoder if it has not been started yet. Applies to both queues of mem2mem encoders.
A close() or VIDIOC_STREAMOFF call of a streaming file descriptor sends an implicit immediate STOP to the encoder, and all buffered data is discarded. Applies to both queues of mem2mem encoders.
These ioctls are optional, not all drivers may support them. They were introduced in Linux 2.6.21. They are, however, mandatory for stateful mem2mem encoders (as further documented in Memory-to-Memory Stateful Video Encoder Interface).
||The encoder command, see Encoder Commands.|
||Flags to go with the command, see Encoder Command Flags. If no flags are defined for this command, drivers and applications must set this field to zero.|
||Reserved for future extensions. Drivers and applications must set the array to zero.|
Start the encoder. When the encoder is already running or paused, this command does nothing. No flags are defined for this command.
For a device implementing the Memory-to-Memory Stateful Video Encoder Interface, once the drain sequence
is initiated with the
Stop the encoder. When the
For a device implementing the Memory-to-Memory Stateful Video Encoder Interface, the command will initiate
the drain sequence as documented in Memory-to-Memory Stateful Video Encoder Interface. No flags or other
arguments are accepted in this case. Any attempt to invoke the command
again before the sequence completes will trigger an
||2||Pause the encoder. When the encoder has not been started yet, the
driver will return an
||3||Resume encoding after a PAUSE command. When the encoder has not
been started yet, the driver will return an
Stop encoding at the end of the current Group Of Pictures, rather than immediately.
Does not apply to Memory-to-Memory Stateful Video Encoder Interface.
7.10.5. Return Value¶
On success 0 is returned, on error -1 and the
errno variable is set
appropriately. The generic error codes are described at the
Generic Error Codes chapter.
- A drain sequence of a device implementing the Memory-to-Memory Stateful Video Encoder Interface is still in progress. It is not allowed to issue another encoder command until it completes.
cmdfield is invalid.
- The application sent a PAUSE or RESUME command when the encoder was not running.