Microsoft DirectX 9.0


The StopAt method informs the pin when to stop delivering data.


  const REFERENCE_TIME *ptStop,
  BOOL bSendExtra,
  DWORD dwCookie



[in] Pointer to a REFERENCE_TIME value that specifies when the pin should stop delivering data. If the value is MAXLONGLONG (0x7FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF), the method cancels any previous stop request. If psStop is NULL, the pin stops immediately.

For preview pins, only the values NULL and MAXLONGLONG are valid, because preview pins do not time stamp the samples they deliver.


[in] Specifies a Boolean value that indicates whether to send an extra sample after the scheduled stop time. If TRUE, the pin sends one extra sample.


[in] Specifies a value to send along with the start notification. See Remarks.

Return Values

If the method succeeds, the return value is S_OK. Otherwise, returns an HRESULT value indicating the cause of the failure.


If the dwCookie parameter is non-zero, the pin will send an EC_STREAM_CONTROL_STOPPED event when it stops delivering data. The first event parameter is a pointer to the pin's IPin interface, and the second is the value of dwCookie. If ptStop is NULL or MAXLONGLONG, no event is sent, and the value of dwCookie is ignored.

In video capture, you would typically call this method on the capture filter's output pin and the multiplexer's input pin. The application should wait for the stop event from the multiplexer. This ensures that the capture filter sends the right number of frames, while guaranteeing that all frames reach the multiplexer. Also, set the bSendExtra parameter to TRUE for the capture pin, but FALSE for the multiplexer pin. This causes the capture filter to send one additional frame. The multiplexer relies on the time stamps from the capture pin, so if the extra frame is not sent, the multiplexer will wait indefinitely for the stop time. When the multiplexer receives the extra frame, it will discard it.

This method handles the following boundary conditions:

MAXLONGLONG is the largest possible REFERENCE_TIME value. In the base class library, it is also defined as the constant MAX_TIME.

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