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A simple interface to the Video for Windows API for creating AVI movies from individual images

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A simple interface to the Video for Windows API for creating AVI movies from individual images.


This article describes a simple interface to the Video for Windows API for creating AVI movies from individual images. The idea for this code comes from a Microsoft sample that was very unfriendly to use. With that in mind, I created this code to easily create an AVI from individual images.

The steps are:

  1. include "aviUtil.h".
  2. Call START_AVI("foo.avi"); // you must include the .avi extention.
  3. Call ADD_FRAME_FROM_DIB_TO_AVI(yourDIB, "DIB", 30); // the dib is passed in as a HANDLE which can be obtained by loading the image with a Image library. (I used CxImage which is available on this site). Put this call in a while or for loop to add all the images you want to the AVI.
  4. Call STOP_AVI(); //this closes the avi and video.


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Rod VanAmburgh
Web Developer
United States United States
I enjoy working with C#, Java, Perl and C++

Comments and Discussions

QuestionIs this AVI 1.0 or 2.0? Pinmemberteroni18-Nov-13 18:34 
QuestionWorks Great! I modified for no MFC... PinmemberJohn Slagel30-Oct-13 8:24 
Generalhelp me Pinmembersukumarvenkata18-May-08 20:21 
GeneralThanks! Pinmembermmesser26-Jun-07 16:59 
QuestionLibraries PinmemberOcean_Blue7-Sep-06 15:30 
QuestionPlease show me how to create a whole AVI video from lots of BMP images?Thanks. Pinmember02921-Aug-06 19:00 
QuestionTop down dib Pinmemberpmisik21-Aug-06 3:42 
GeneralIf you want to write avi files many time ! Pinmemberzerong26-May-06 7:12 
GeneralError link sample test application !!! Pinmembersolon1211-May-06 21:52 
GeneralFeedback PinmemberVipin Aravind18-Feb-06 20:52 
Questionneed help Pinmemberkrishnachn24-Oct-05 19:04 
AnswerRe: need help PinmemberRod VanAmburgh25-Oct-05 17:32 
Generalvideo from tiff images series Pinmemberdagim12-Oct-05 6:04 
GeneralI need to create an avi from bitmap in Vb.Net PinmemberAbramoBarbaresi31-May-05 8:17 
GeneralRe: I need to create an avi from bitmap in Vb.Net PinmemberRod VanAmburgh2-Jun-05 18:18 
GeneralGive me the complete source code please PinmemberRasik200519-Mar-05 1:00 
GeneralRe: Give me the complete source code please PinmemberRod VanAmburgh19-Mar-05 14:24 
QuestionADD_FRAME_FROM_DIB_TO_AVI ? Pinmemberwilliam_li15-Nov-04 20:49 
QuestionADD_FRAME_FROM_ .. buffer? Pinmembermound15-Jun-04 9:13 
AnswerRe: ADD_FRAME_FROM_ .. buffer? PinmemberRod VanAmburgh15-Jun-04 16:32 
GeneralRe: ADD_FRAME_FROM_ .. buffer? Pinmembermound16-Jun-04 9:50 
GeneralRe: ADD_FRAME_FROM_ .. buffer? PinmemberRod VanAmburgh16-Jun-04 20:27 
GeneralRe: ADD_FRAME_FROM_ .. buffer? Pinmembermound17-Jun-04 5:20 
GeneralRe: ADD_FRAME_FROM_ .. buffer? Pinmembermound17-Jun-04 10:53 
GeneralRe: ADD_FRAME_FROM_ .. buffer? PinmemberRod VanAmburgh18-Jun-04 18:22 

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