Microsoft DirectX 9.0


The GetInputMaxLatency method retrieves the maximum latency on a specified input stream.


HRESULT GetInputMaxLatency(
    DWORD dwInputStreamIndex,
    REFERENCE_TIME* prtMaxLatency



Zero-based index of an input stream on the DMO.


[out] Pointer to a variable that receives the maximum latency.

Return Value

Returns an HRESULT value. Possible values include those in the following table.

Return Code Description
DMO_E_INVALIDSTREAMINDEX Invalid stream index.
E_FAIL Failure.
E_NOTIMPL Not implemented. Assume zero latency.
S_OK Success.

The latency is the difference between a time stamp on the input stream and the corresponding time stamp on the output stream. The maximum latency is the largest possible difference in the time stamps. For a DMO, determine the maximum latency as follows:

Under this definition, latency does not include the time that it takes to process samples. Nor does it include any latency introduced by the size of the input buffer.

For the special case where a DMO processes exactly one sample at a time, the maximum latency is simply the difference in time stamps.

Latency is defined only when samples have time stamps, and the time stamps increase or decrease monotonically. Maximum latency might depend on the media types for the input and output streams.

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