VideoDecoder.decode()

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Experimental: This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The decode() method of the VideoDecoder interface enqueues a control message to decode a given chunk of video.

Syntax

decode(chunk)

Parameters

chunk

An EncodedVideoChunk object representing a chunk of encoded video.

Return value

None (undefined).

Exceptions

InvalidStateError DOMException

Thrown if the state is not configured.

DataError DOMException

Thrown if the chunk is unable to be decoded due to relying on other frames for decoding.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to use the decode() method to decode EncodedVideoChunk objects created from encoded video data.

const responses = await downloadVideoChunksFromServer(timestamp);
for (const response of responses) {
  const chunk = new EncodedVideoChunk({
    timestamp: response.timestamp,
    data: new Uint8Array(response.body),
  });
  decoder.decode(chunk);
}

Specifications

Specification
WebCodecs
# dom-videodecoder-decode

Browser compatibility

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