It reads individual frame very well. To read the whole video I run a loop. But how can I check that all the frames have been read. Does it have any parameter to count total number of frames so that I can break the loop after that ?
Actually it keeps on reading the frames in a circular fashion i.e after last frame comes the first frame and so on.
One solution is to check if any frame matrix matches exactly to the first frame then the frames are same hence the video is finished. But that can happen before the end also.
I am new to Matlab so maybe I am missing something basic. TIA
I Am try to execute function [mov,imgRgb] = loadFileYuv(fileName, width, height, idxFrame) but matlab send to me this message :-
??? function [mov,imgRgb] = loadFileYuv(fileName, width, height, idxFrame)
Error: Function definitions are not permitted in this context.
I am little confused how he's separating Y,U and V components here,because I am not sure how data is saved in a YUV file. when he first uses uses buf = fread(fileId, width * height, 'uchar'); and after reshaping this data he uses fread(fileId,width/2*height/2,'uchar')
that is 1/4 of the data used in previous 'fread' function and because there is no fseek between these 2 fread function and the next fread function the read data should be the same(atleast first 1/4 part of the data read using fread(fileId,height*width,'uchar') and fread(fileID,height/2*width/2,'uchar')).I am also not getting why/how he's using 'kron' to reshape the U and V components.
Shashi, I believe you are referring to the line
sizeFrame = 1.5 * width * height;
occuring in the file loadFileYuv.m.
The author is preparing enough memory to be able to load one whole YUV (or YCbCr) 4:2:0 frame. This type of video encoding is called "Chroma Subsampling". 4:2:0 means that all luminance values of the scene are recorded, but Cb and Cr are each subsampled at a factor of 2 both horizontally and vertically. This means the total amount of data required to store each frame is:
Total = luminance + Cb + Cr
Total = full resolution + 1/4 res + 1/4 res
Total = 1.5 * full resolution
For more information, see Wikipedia's article on Chroma Subsampling:
Chroma subsampling is also discussed at 24:21 minutes through A Digital Media Primer for Geeks at:
"idxFrame" is the frame number within the YUV 4:2:0 video you want extracted to an RGB image. Thus, each time you run the function loadFileYuv, it will open the YUV file, extract the specified frame from the video file in the fileName string, and close the YUV file.
For sample YUV 4:2:0 files, use the Video Trace Library at http://trace.eas.asu.edu/yuv/index.html
A versatile and extremely reliable YUV player is located here: http://www.yuvplayer.com/index.html
It is now freeware, as evidenced by here: http://www.yuvplayer.com/register.html
Currently the program lacks an example of how to use the code.
e.g. in the file, loadFileYuv.m, the function call is:
function [mov,imgRgb] = loadFileYuv(fileName, width, height, idxFrame)
What is idxFrame? I thought it might be frames per second, but the code seems to indicate it is some sort of structure. Does this mean the YUV video file needs to be loaded into MATLAB as a variable before this subroutine is used?
It seems like this code may work well, but it just needs an example so most people can use it!! Any help would be appreciated.