AVIFileInit function (vfw.h)

The AVIFileInit function initializes the AVIFile library.

The AVIFile library maintains a count of the number of times it is initialized, but not the number of times it was released. Use the AVIFileExit function to release the AVIFile library and decrement the reference count. Call AVIFileInit before using any other AVIFile functions.

This function supersedes the obsolete AVIStreamInit function.


void AVIFileInit();

Return value



Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vfw.h
Library Vfw32.lib
DLL Avifil32.dll

See also

AVIFile Functions

AVIFile Functions and Macros