About AVIFile Functions and Macros
The AVIFile functions and macros handle the information in time-based files as
one or more data streams
instead of tagged blocks of data called chunks. Data streams refer to the
components of a time-based file. An AVI file can contain several different types
of data, such as a video sequence, an English soundtrack, and a French
soundtrack. Using AVIFile, an application can access each of these components separately.
Although the AVIFile functions and macros work with any RIFF file, this
overview demonstrates their use with AVI files only. AVI files are typically the
time-based files used with the AVIFile macros and functions.
AVIFile functions and macros are contained in a dynamic-link library. To
initialize the library, use the AVIFileInit
function. After you initialize the library, you can use any of the AVIFile
functions or macros. To release the library, use the AVIFileExit
function. AVIFile maintains a reference count of the applications that are
using the library, but not those that have released it. Your applications should
balance each use of AVIFileInit
with a call to AVIFileExit
to completely release the library after each application finishes using it.
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