# Membrane H264 Plugin

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Membrane H264 parser.
It is the Membrane element responsible for parsing the incoming h264 stream. The parsing is done as a sequence of the following steps:
* splitting the h264 stream into stream NAL units, based on the "Annex B" of the "ITU-T Rec. H.264 (01/2012)"
* Parsing the NAL unit headers, so that to read the type of the NAL unit
* Parsing the NAL unit body with the appropriate scheme, based on the NAL unit type read in the step before
* Aggregating the NAL units into a stream of *access units*

The output of the element is the incoming binary payload, enriched with the metadata describing the division of the payload into *access units*.

It is part of [Membrane Multimedia Framework](

## Installation

The package can be installed by adding `membrane_h264_plugin` to your list of dependencies in `mix.exs`:

def deps do
	  {:membrane_h264_plugin, "~> 0.5.0"}

## Usage

The following pipeline takes H264 file, parses it, and then decodes it to the raw video.

defmodule Decoding.Pipeline do
  use Membrane.Pipeline

  alias Membrane.{File, H264}

  @impl true
  def handle_init(_ctx, _opts) do
    structure = 
      child(:source, %File.Source{location: "test/fixtures/input-10-720p-main.h264"})
      |> child(:parser, H264.Parser)
      |> child(:decoder, H264.FFmpeg.Decoder)
      |> child(:sink, %File.Sink{location: "output.raw"})

    {[spec: structure], nil}

  @impl true
  def handle_element_end_of_stream(:sink, _ctx_, state) do
    {[terminate: :normal], state}

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