C Specification

The VkVideoDecodeH264ProfileEXT structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_EXT_video_decode_h264
typedef struct VkVideoDecodeH264ProfileEXT {
    VkStructureType                           sType;
    const void*                               pNext;
    StdVideoH264ProfileIdc                    stdProfileIdc;
    VkVideoDecodeH264PictureLayoutFlagsEXT    pictureLayout;
} VkVideoDecodeH264ProfileEXT;


  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to a structure extending this structure.

  • stdProfileIdc is a StdVideoH264ProfileIdc value specifying the H.264 codec profile IDC

  • pictureLayout is a bitmask of VkVideoDecodeH264PictureLayoutFlagBitsEXT specifying the layout of the decoded picture’s contents depending on the nature (progressive vs. interlaced) of the input content.



When passing VkVideoDecodeH264ProfileEXT to vkCreateVideoSessionKHR in the pNext chain of VkVideoSessionCreateInfoKHR, requests for a pictureLayout not supported by the implementation will result in failure of the command.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-VkVideoDecodeH264ProfileEXT-pNext-06259
    If the VkVideoDecodeH264ProfileEXT structure is included in the pNext chain of the VkVideoCapabilitiesKHR structure passed to vkGetPhysicalDeviceVideoCapabilitiesKHR, the value in pictureLayout is treated as a bitmask of requested picture layouts. It is always valid to use the value VK_VIDEO_DECODE_H264_PICTURE_LAYOUT_PROGRESSIVE_EXT as the implementation is guaranteed to support decoding of progressive content.

  • VUID-VkVideoDecodeH264ProfileEXT-pNext-06260
    If the VkVideoDecodeH264ProfileEXT structure is included in the pNext chain of the VkVideoSessionCreateInfoKHR structure passed to vkCreateVideoSessionKHR, the value in pictureLayout must be exactly one of VK_VIDEO_DECODE_H264_PICTURE_LAYOUT_PROGRESSIVE_EXT, VK_VIDEO_DECODE_H264_PICTURE_LAYOUT_INTERLACED_INTERLEAVED_LINES_BIT_EXT or VK_VIDEO_DECODE_H264_PICTURE_LAYOUT_INTERLACED_SEPARATE_PLANES_BIT_EXT.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkVideoDecodeH264ProfileEXT-sType-sType

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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