View Source Membrane H265 Plugin API Docs

Membrane H265 parser. It is the Membrane element responsible for parsing the incoming h265 stream. The parsing is done as a sequence of the following steps:

  • Splitting the h265 stream into stream NAL units, based on the "Annex B" of the "ITU-T Rec. H.265 (08/2021)"
  • 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.



The package can be installed by adding membrane_h265_plugin to your list of dependencies in mix.exs:

def deps do
    {:membrane_h265_plugin, "~> 0.4.0"}



The following pipeline takes H265 file, parses it, and then decodes it to the raw video.

defmodule Decoding.Pipeline do
  use Membrane.Pipeline

  alias Membrane.{File, H265}

  @impl true
  def handle_init(_ctx, _opts) do
    structure =
      child(:source, %File.Source{location: "test/fixtures/input-10-1920x1080.h265"})
      |> child(:parser, H265.Parser)
      |> child(:decoder, H265.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}