- OpenCV video filter module by Dugal Harris
authorDamien Fouilleul <damienf@videolan.org>
Wed, 6 Sep 2006 22:07:22 +0000 (22:07 +0000)
committerDamien Fouilleul <damienf@videolan.org>
Wed, 6 Sep 2006 22:07:22 +0000 (22:07 +0000)
AUTHORS
THANKS
configure.ac
modules/video_filter/Modules.am
modules/video_filter/filter_event_info.h [new file with mode: 0644]
modules/video_filter/opencv_example.cpp [new file with mode: 0644]
modules/video_filter/opencv_wrapper.c [new file with mode: 0644]

diff --git a/AUTHORS b/AUTHORS
index cf5da3f..e8fa76e 100644 (file)
--- a/AUTHORS
+++ b/AUTHORS
@@ -200,6 +200,11 @@ D: XVideo video output
 D: Gnome and Gtk+ interface enhancements
 S: United Kingdom
 
+N: Dugal Harris
+E: dugalh (at) protoclea .dot co dot. za
+D: OpenCV video filter
+S: South Africa
+
 N: Derk-Jan Hartman
 E: hartman@videolan.org
 C: hartman
diff --git a/THANKS b/THANKS
index 08ab977..9945421 100644 (file)
--- a/THANKS
+++ b/THANKS
@@ -77,6 +77,7 @@ Jean-Alexis Montignies <ja at sente.ch> - coreaudio multiple streams fix
 Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at via dot ecp.fr> - Contrib system upgrade
 Jean-Baptiste Le Stang <jp.lestand at lestang.org> - Equalizer-GUI-fixes (OSX)
 Jean-Philippe Grimaldi <jeanphi at via.ecp.fr> - bug fixes
+Dugal Harris <dugalh at protoclea dot. co dot za > - ActiveX bug fixes
 Jean-Pierre Kuypers <Kuypers at sri.ucl.ac.be> - French translation
 Jeffrey Baker <jwbaker at acm.org> - port of the ALSA plugin to the ALSA 1.0 API
 Jeroen Massar <jeroen at unfix dot org> - IPv6 hostname resolution fix
index 1efc3eb..05c2ca8 100644 (file)
@@ -1143,6 +1143,7 @@ VLC_ADD_PLUGINS([access_http access_mms access_ftp ipv4])
 VLC_ADD_PLUGINS([packetizer_mpegvideo packetizer_h264])
 VLC_ADD_PLUGINS([packetizer_mpeg4video packetizer_mpeg4audio])
 
+
 if test "${SYS}" != "mingwce"; then
 dnl  VLC_ADD_PLUGINS([externrun])
   VLC_ADD_PLUGINS([access_fake access_filter_timeshift access_filter_record])
@@ -1873,6 +1874,45 @@ then
   fi
 fi
 
+
+dnl
+dnl  OpenCV wrapper and example filters
+dnl
+AC_ARG_ENABLE(opencv,
+  [  --enable-opencv            OpenCV (computer vision) filter (default disabled)])
+if test "${enable_opencv}" = "yes" -a "${CXX}" != "";
+then
+  AC_ARG_WITH(opencv-tree,
+  [    --with-opencv-tree=PATH opencv tree for linking])
+  if test -n "${with_opencv_tree}"
+  then
+    if test "${SYS}" = "mingw32" -o "${SYS}" = "cygwin"
+    then
+         AC_MSG_CHECKING(for opencv in ${with_opencv_tree})
+         if test -f ${with_opencv_tree}/cv/include/cv.h -a -f ${with_opencv_tree}/cxcore/include/cxcore.h \
+           -a -f ${with_opencv_tree}/cvaux/include/cvaux.h -a -f ${with_opencv_tree}/otherlibs/highgui/highgui.h
+      then
+        AC_MSG_RESULT(yes)
+        VLC_ADD_PLUGINS([opencv_wrapper])
+        VLC_ADD_LDFLAGS([opencv_wrapper],[-L${with_opencv_tree}/lib -lcv -lcxcore -lcvaux -lhighgui])
+        VLC_ADD_CFLAGS([opencv_wrapper],[-I${with_opencv_tree}/cv/include -I${with_opencv_tree}/cxcore/include -I${with_opencv_tree}/cvaux/include -I${with_opencv_tree}/otherlibs/highgui])
+        AC_LANG_PUSH(C++)
+        VLC_ADD_PLUGINS([opencv_example])
+        VLC_ADD_LDFLAGS([opencv_example],[-L${with_opencv_tree}/lib -lcv -lcxcore -lcvaux -lhighgui])
+        VLC_ADD_CXXFLAGS([opencv_example],[-I${with_opencv_tree}/cv/include -I${with_opencv_tree}/cxcore/include -I${with_opencv_tree}/cvaux/include -I${with_opencv_tree}/otherlibs/highgui])
+        AC_LANG_POP(C++)        
+         else
+        dnl  No opencv could be found, sorry
+        AC_MSG_RESULT(no)
+        AC_MSG_ERROR([cannot find opencv in ${with_opencv_tree}])
+         fi
+    else
+         AC_MSG_WARN([--enable-opencv currently only works on windows])
+    fi
+  fi  
+fi
+
+
 dnl
 dnl  libsmbclient plugin
 dnl
index b12bca2..3cd0b54 100644 (file)
@@ -21,4 +21,6 @@ SOURCES_wave = wave.c
 SOURCES_ripple = ripple.c
 SOURCES_psychedelic = psychedelic.c
 SOURCES_gradient = gradient.c
+SOURCES_opencv_wrapper = opencv_wrapper.c
+SOURCES_opencv_example = opencv_example.cpp
 noinst_HEADERS = filter_common.h
diff --git a/modules/video_filter/filter_event_info.h b/modules/video_filter/filter_event_info.h
new file mode 100644 (file)
index 0000000..7815bad
--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1,59 @@
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * opencv_event_info.h:
+ *****************************************************************************
+ * Copyright (C) 2004-2005 the VideoLAN team
+ * $Id: ???
+ *
+ * Authors: Dugal Harris 
+ *
+ * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+ * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+ * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
+ * (at your option) any later version.
+ *
+ * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+ * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+ * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
+ * GNU General Public License for more details.
+ *
+ * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+ * along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+ * Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston MA 02110-1301, USA.
+ *****************************************************************************/
+
+#ifndef FILTER_EVENT_INFO_H_
+#define FILTER_EVENT_INFO_H_
+
+#define VIDEO_FILTER_EVENT_VARIABLE N_("video-filter-event")
+
+typedef struct video_filter_region_info_t
+{
+    int i_x; /* x-coordinate of the left-most rectangle corner[s] */
+    int i_y; /* y-coordinate of the top-most or bottom-most
+                  rectangle corner[s] */
+    int i_width; /* width of the rectangle */
+    int i_height; /* height of the rectangle */
+    
+    int i_id;
+    int i_type;
+    
+    char *p_description;
+    float *pf_param;
+    int i_param_size;
+} video_filter_region_info_t;
+
+typedef struct video_filter_event_info_t
+{
+   video_filter_region_info_t *p_region;
+   int i_region_size;
+} video_filter_event_info_t;
+
+/*class CTest
+{
+public:
+    CTest(){i=0;};
+    void Method(){i=0;};
+    int i;
+};*/
+
+#endif /*FILTER_EVENT_INFO_H_*/
diff --git a/modules/video_filter/opencv_example.cpp b/modules/video_filter/opencv_example.cpp
new file mode 100644 (file)
index 0000000..ab73a2c
--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1,235 @@
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * opencv_example.cpp : Example OpenCV internal video filter 
+ * (performs face identification).  Mostly taken from the facedetect.c
+ * OpenCV sample.
+ *****************************************************************************
+ * Copyright (C) 2006 the VideoLAN team
+ *
+ * Authors: Dugal Harris <dugalh@protoclea.co.za>
+ *
+ * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+ * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+ * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
+ * (at your option) any later version.
+ *
+ * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+ * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+ * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
+ * GNU General Public License for more details.
+ *
+ * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+ * along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+ * Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston MA 02110-1301, USA.
+ *****************************************************************************/
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * Preamble
+ *****************************************************************************/
+#include <cxcore.h>
+#include <cv.h>
+#include <highgui.h>
+
+
+#include <vlc/vlc.h>
+#include <vlc/decoder.h>
+#include "vlc_filter.h"
+#include "filter_common.h"
+#include "vlc_image.h"
+#include "filter_event_info.h"
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * filter_sys_t : filter descriptor
+ *****************************************************************************/
+struct filter_sys_t
+{
+    CvMemStorage* p_storage;
+    CvHaarClassifierCascade* p_cascade;
+    video_filter_event_info_t event_info;
+    int i_id;
+};
+
+/****************************************************************************
+ * Local prototypes
+ ****************************************************************************/
+static int  OpenFilter ( vlc_object_t * );
+static void CloseFilter( vlc_object_t * );
+
+static picture_t *Filter( filter_t *, picture_t * );
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * Module descriptor
+ *****************************************************************************/
+vlc_module_begin();
+    set_description( _("OpenCV face detection example filter") );
+    set_shortname( N_( "OpenCV example" ));
+    set_capability( "opencv example", 1 );
+    add_shortcut( "opencv_example" );
+    
+    set_category( CAT_VIDEO );
+    set_subcategory( SUBCAT_VIDEO_VFILTER2 );
+    set_callbacks( OpenFilter, CloseFilter );
+
+    add_string( "opencv-haarcascade-file", "c:\\haarcascade_frontalface_alt.xml", NULL,
+                          N_("Haar cascade filename"), 
+                          N_("Name of XML file containing Haar cascade description"), VLC_FALSE);    
+vlc_module_end();
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * OpenFilter: probe the filter and return score
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static int OpenFilter( vlc_object_t *p_this )
+{
+    filter_t *p_filter = (filter_t*)p_this;
+    filter_sys_t *p_sys;
+
+    /* Allocate the memory needed to store the decoder's structure */
+    if( ( p_filter->p_sys = p_sys =
+          (filter_sys_t *)malloc(sizeof(filter_sys_t)) ) == NULL )
+    {
+        msg_Err( p_filter, "out of memory" );
+        return VLC_EGENERIC;
+    }
+    
+    //init the video_filter_event_info_t struct   
+    p_sys->event_info.i_region_size = 0;
+    p_sys->event_info.p_region = NULL;
+    p_sys->i_id = 0;
+
+    p_filter->pf_video_filter = Filter;
+
+    //create the VIDEO_FILTER_EVENT_VARIABLE
+    vlc_value_t val;
+    if (var_Create( p_filter->p_libvlc, VIDEO_FILTER_EVENT_VARIABLE, VLC_VAR_ADDRESS | VLC_VAR_DOINHERIT ) != VLC_SUCCESS)
+        msg_Err( p_filter, "Could not create %s\n", VIDEO_FILTER_EVENT_VARIABLE);
+    
+    val.p_address = &(p_sys->event_info);
+    if (var_Set( p_filter->p_libvlc, VIDEO_FILTER_EVENT_VARIABLE, val )!=VLC_SUCCESS)
+        msg_Err( p_filter, "Could not set %s\n", VIDEO_FILTER_EVENT_VARIABLE);
+
+    //OpenCV init specific to this example
+    char* filename = config_GetPsz( p_filter, "opencv-haarcascade-file" );
+    p_filter->p_sys->p_cascade = (CvHaarClassifierCascade*)cvLoad( filename, 0, 0, 0 );
+    p_filter->p_sys->p_storage = cvCreateMemStorage(0);
+
+    return VLC_SUCCESS;
+}
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * CloseFilter: clean up the filter
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static void CloseFilter( vlc_object_t *p_this )
+{
+    filter_t *p_filter = (filter_t*)p_this;
+    filter_sys_t *p_sys = p_filter->p_sys;
+    
+    if( p_filter->p_sys->p_cascade )
+        cvReleaseHaarClassifierCascade( &p_filter->p_sys->p_cascade );
+
+    if( p_filter->p_sys->p_storage )
+        cvReleaseMemStorage( &p_filter->p_sys->p_storage );
+
+    if (NULL != p_filter->p_sys->event_info.p_region)
+        free(p_filter->p_sys->event_info.p_region); 
+
+    free( p_sys );
+
+    var_Destroy( p_filter->p_libvlc, VIDEO_FILTER_EVENT_VARIABLE);
+}
+
+/****************************************************************************
+ * Filter: Check for faces and raises an event when one is found.
+ ****************************************************************************
+ * p_pic: A picture_t with its p_data_orig member set to an array of 
+ * IplImages (one image for each picture_t plane). 
+ ****************************************************************************/
+static picture_t *Filter( filter_t *p_filter, picture_t *p_pic )
+{
+    IplImage** p_img = NULL;
+    int i_planes = 0;
+    CvPoint pt1, pt2;
+    int i, scale = 1;
+    
+    if ((!p_pic) )
+    {
+        msg_Err( p_filter, "no image array" );
+        return NULL;
+    }
+    if (!(p_pic->p_data_orig))
+    {
+        msg_Err( p_filter, "no image array" );
+        return NULL;
+    }
+    //(hack) cast the picture_t to array of IplImage*
+    p_img = (IplImage**) p_pic->p_data_orig;
+    i_planes = p_pic->i_planes;
+
+    //check the image array for validity
+    if ((!p_img[0]))    //1st plane is 'I' i.e. greyscale
+    {
+        msg_Err( p_filter, "no image" );
+        return NULL;
+    }
+    if ((p_pic->format.i_chroma != VLC_FOURCC('I','4','2','0')))
+    {
+        msg_Err( p_filter, "wrong chroma - use I420" );
+        return NULL;
+    }
+    if (i_planes<1)
+    {
+        msg_Err( p_filter, "no image planes" );
+        return NULL;
+    }
+
+    //perform face detection
+    cvClearMemStorage(p_filter->p_sys->p_storage);
+    CvSeq* faces = NULL; 
+    if( p_filter->p_sys->p_cascade )
+    {
+        //we should make some of these params config variables
+        faces = cvHaarDetectObjects( p_img[0], p_filter->p_sys->p_cascade, 
+            p_filter->p_sys->p_storage, 1.15, 5, CV_HAAR_DO_CANNY_PRUNING,
+                                            cvSize(20, 20) );
+        //create the video_filter_region_info_t struct
+        CvRect* r;
+        if (faces && (faces->total > 0))
+        {
+            //msg_Dbg( p_filter, "Found %d face(s)\n", faces->total );            
+            if (NULL != p_filter->p_sys->event_info.p_region)
+            {
+                free(p_filter->p_sys->event_info.p_region);
+                p_filter->p_sys->event_info.p_region = NULL;
+            } 
+            if( NULL == ( p_filter->p_sys->event_info.p_region =
+                  (video_filter_region_info_t *)malloc(faces->total*sizeof(video_filter_region_info_t))))
+            {
+                msg_Err( p_filter, "out of memory" );
+                return NULL;
+            }
+            memset(p_filter->p_sys->event_info.p_region, 0, faces->total*sizeof(video_filter_region_info_t));
+            p_filter->p_sys->event_info.i_region_size = faces->total;
+        }
+
+        //populate the video_filter_region_info_t struct
+        for( i = 0; i < (faces ? faces->total : 0); i++ )
+        {
+            r = (CvRect*)cvGetSeqElem( faces, i );
+            pt1.x = r->x*scale;
+            pt2.x = (r->x+r->width)*scale;
+            pt1.y = r->y*scale;
+            pt2.y = (r->y+r->height)*scale;
+            cvRectangle( p_img[0], pt1, pt2, CV_RGB(0,0,0), 3, 8, 0 );
+
+            *(CvRect*)(&(p_filter->p_sys->event_info.p_region[i])) = *r;
+            p_filter->p_sys->event_info.p_region[i].i_id = p_filter->p_sys->i_id++;
+            p_filter->p_sys->event_info.p_region[i].p_description = "Face Detected";
+        }
+
+        if (faces && (faces->total > 0))    //raise the video filter event
+            var_Change( p_filter->p_libvlc, VIDEO_FILTER_EVENT_VARIABLE, VLC_VAR_TRIGGER_CALLBACKS, NULL, NULL );
+    }
+    else
+        msg_Err( p_filter, "No cascade - is opencv-haarcascade-file valid?" );
+    
+    return p_pic;
+}
+
diff --git a/modules/video_filter/opencv_wrapper.c b/modules/video_filter/opencv_wrapper.c
new file mode 100644 (file)
index 0000000..d4f71d4
--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1,619 @@
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * opencv_wrapper.c : OpenCV wrapper video filter
+ *****************************************************************************
+ * Copyright (C) 2006 the VideoLAN team
+ *
+ * Authors: Dugal Harris <dugalh@protoclea.co.za>
+ *
+ * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+ * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+ * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
+ * (at your option) any later version.
+ *
+ * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+ * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+ * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
+ * GNU General Public License for more details.
+ *
+ * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+ * along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+ * Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston MA 02110-1301, USA.
+ *****************************************************************************/
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * Preamble
+ *****************************************************************************/
+#include <stdlib.h>                                      /* malloc(), free() */
+#include <string.h>
+
+#include <cxcore.h>
+#include <cv.h>
+#include <highgui.h>
+
+#include <vlc/vlc.h>
+#include <vlc/vout.h>
+
+#include <math.h>
+#include <time.h>
+
+#include "vlc_filter.h"
+#include "filter_common.h"
+#include "charset.h"
+#include "vlc_image.h"
+#include "vlc_input.h"
+#include "vlc_playlist.h"
+
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * Local prototypes
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static int  Create    ( vlc_object_t * );
+static void Destroy   ( vlc_object_t * );
+
+static int  Init      ( vout_thread_t * );
+static void End       ( vout_thread_t * );
+static void Render    ( vout_thread_t *, picture_t * );
+
+static int  SendEvents( vlc_object_t *, char const *,
+                        vlc_value_t, vlc_value_t, void * );
+static void ReleaseImages( vout_thread_t *p_vout );
+static void VlcPictureToIplImage( vout_thread_t *p_vout, picture_t *p_in );
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * Module descriptor
+ *****************************************************************************/
+
+static char *chroma_list[] = { "input", "I420", "RGB32"};
+static char *chroma_list_text[] = { N_("Use input chroma unaltered"),
+  N_("I420 - first plane is greyscale"), N_("RGB32")};
+
+static char *output_list[] = { "none", "input", "processed"};
+static char *output_list_text[] = { N_("Don't display any video"),
+  N_("Display the input video"), N_("Display the processed video")};
+
+static char *verbosity_list[] = { "error", "warning", "debug"};
+static char *verbosity_list_text[] = { N_("Show only errors"),
+  N_("Show errors and warnings"), N_("Show everything including debug messages")};
+
+vlc_module_begin();
+    set_description( _("OpenCV video filter wrapper") );
+    set_shortname( N_("OpenCV" ));
+    set_category( CAT_VIDEO );
+    set_subcategory( SUBCAT_VIDEO_VFILTER );
+    set_capability( "video filter", 0 );
+    add_shortcut( "opencv_wrapper" );
+    set_callbacks( Create, Destroy );
+    add_float_with_range( "opencv-scale", 1.0, 0.1, 2.0, NULL,
+                          N_("Scale factor (0.1-2.0)"), 
+                          N_("Ammount by which to scale the picture before sending it to the internal OpenCV filter"), 
+                          VLC_FALSE );
+    add_string( "opencv-chroma", "input", NULL,
+                          N_("OpenCV filter chroma"), 
+                          N_("Chroma to convert picture to before sending it to the internal OpenCV filter"), VLC_FALSE);
+        change_string_list( chroma_list, chroma_list_text, 0);
+    add_string( "opencv-output", "input", NULL,
+                          N_("Wrapper filter output"), 
+                          N_("Determines what (if any) video is displayed by the wrapper filter"), VLC_FALSE);
+        change_string_list( output_list, output_list_text, 0);
+    add_string( "opencv-verbosity", "error", NULL,
+                          N_("Wrapper filter verbosity"), 
+                          N_("Determines wrapper filter verbosity level"), VLC_FALSE);
+        change_string_list( verbosity_list, verbosity_list_text, 0);
+    add_string( "opencv-filter-name", "none", NULL,
+                          N_("OpenCV internal filter name"), 
+                          N_("Name of internal OpenCV plugin filter to use"), VLC_FALSE);
+vlc_module_end();
+
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * wrapper_output_t: what video is output
+ *****************************************************************************/
+enum wrapper_output_t
+{
+   NONE,    //not working yet
+   VINPUT,
+   PROCESSED
+};
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * internal_chroma_t: what chroma is sent to the internal opencv filter
+ *****************************************************************************/
+enum internal_chroma_t
+{
+   CINPUT,
+   GREY,
+   RGB
+};
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * verbosity_t: 
+ *****************************************************************************/
+enum verbosity_t
+{
+   VERB_ERROR,
+   VERB_WARN,
+   VERB_DEBUG
+};
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * vout_sys_t: opencv_wrapper video output method descriptor
+ *****************************************************************************
+ * This structure is part of the video output thread descriptor.
+ * It describes the opencv_wrapper specific properties of an output thread.
+ *****************************************************************************/
+struct vout_sys_t
+{
+    vout_thread_t *p_vout;
+
+    image_handler_t *p_image;
+   
+    int i_cv_image_size;
+    
+    picture_t *p_proc_image;
+    picture_t *p_to_be_freed;
+    
+    float f_scale;
+    
+    int i_wrapper_output;
+    int i_internal_chroma;
+    int i_verbosity;
+
+    IplImage *p_cv_image[VOUT_MAX_PLANES];
+    
+    filter_t *p_opencv;
+    char* psz_inner_name;
+    
+    picture_t hacked_pic;
+};
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * Control: control facility for the vout (forwards to child vout)
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static int Control( vout_thread_t *p_vout, int i_query, va_list args )
+{
+    return vout_vaControl( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout, i_query, args );
+}
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * Create: allocates opencv_wrapper video thread output method
+ *****************************************************************************
+ * This function allocates and initializes a opencv_wrapper vout method.
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static int Create( vlc_object_t *p_this )
+{
+    vout_thread_t *p_vout = (vout_thread_t *)p_this;
+    char *psz_chroma, *psz_output, *psz_verbosity;
+    int i = 0;
+
+    /* Allocate structure */
+    p_vout->p_sys = malloc( sizeof( vout_sys_t ) );
+    if( p_vout->p_sys == NULL )
+    {
+        msg_Err( p_vout, "out of memory" );
+        return VLC_ENOMEM;
+    }
+
+    /* Init structure */
+    p_vout->p_sys->p_image = image_HandlerCreate( p_vout );
+    for (i = 0; i < VOUT_MAX_PLANES; i++)
+        p_vout->p_sys->p_cv_image[i] = NULL;
+    p_vout->p_sys->p_proc_image = NULL;
+    p_vout->p_sys->p_to_be_freed = NULL;
+    p_vout->p_sys->i_cv_image_size = 0;
+
+    p_vout->pf_init = Init;
+    p_vout->pf_end = End;
+    p_vout->pf_manage = NULL;
+    p_vout->pf_render = Render;
+    p_vout->pf_display = NULL;
+    p_vout->pf_control = Control;
+
+    /* Retrieve and apply config */
+    if( !(psz_chroma = config_GetPsz( p_vout, "opencv-chroma" )) )
+    {
+        msg_Err( p_vout, "configuration variable %s empty, using 'grey'",
+                         "opencv-chroma" );
+        p_vout->p_sys->i_internal_chroma = GREY;
+    }
+    else
+    {
+        if( !strcmp( psz_chroma, "input" ) )
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_internal_chroma = CINPUT;
+        else if( !strcmp( psz_chroma, "I420" ) )
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_internal_chroma = GREY;
+        else if( !strcmp( psz_chroma, "RGB32" ) )
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_internal_chroma = RGB;
+        else
+        {
+            msg_Err( p_vout, "no valid opencv-chroma provided, using 'grey'" );
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_internal_chroma = GREY;
+        }
+    }
+    free( psz_chroma);
+
+    if( !(psz_output = config_GetPsz( p_vout, "opencv-output" )) )
+    {
+        msg_Err( p_vout, "configuration variable %s empty, using 'input'",
+                         "opencv-output" );
+        p_vout->p_sys->i_wrapper_output = VINPUT;
+    }
+    else
+    {
+        if( !strcmp( psz_output, "none" ) )
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_wrapper_output = NONE;
+        else if( !strcmp( psz_output, "input" ) )
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_wrapper_output = VINPUT;
+        else if( !strcmp( psz_output, "processed" ) )
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_wrapper_output = PROCESSED;
+        else
+        {
+            msg_Err( p_vout, "no valid opencv-output provided, using 'input'" );
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_wrapper_output = VINPUT;
+        }
+    }
+    free( psz_output);
+
+    if( !(psz_verbosity = config_GetPsz( p_vout, "opencv-verbosity" )) )
+    {
+        msg_Err( p_vout, "configuration variable %s empty, using 'input'",
+                         "opencv-verbosity" );
+        p_vout->p_sys->i_verbosity = VERB_ERROR;
+    }
+    else
+    {
+        if( !strcmp( psz_verbosity, "error" ) )
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_verbosity = VERB_ERROR;
+        else if( !strcmp( psz_verbosity, "warning" ) )
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_verbosity = VERB_WARN;
+        else if( !strcmp( psz_verbosity, "debug" ) )
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_verbosity = VERB_DEBUG;
+        else
+        {
+            msg_Err( p_vout, "no valid opencv-verbosity provided, using 'error'" );
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_verbosity = VERB_ERROR;
+        }
+    }
+    free( psz_verbosity);
+
+    p_vout->p_sys->psz_inner_name = config_GetPsz( p_vout, "opencv-filter-name" );
+
+    p_vout->p_sys->f_scale = 
+        config_GetFloat( p_vout, "opencv-scale" );
+
+    if (p_vout->p_sys->i_verbosity > VERB_WARN)
+        msg_Info(p_vout, "Configuration: opencv-scale: %f, opencv-chroma: %d, "
+            "opencv-output: %d, opencv-verbosity %d, opencv-filter %s", 
+            p_vout->p_sys->f_scale,
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_internal_chroma,
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_wrapper_output,
+            p_vout->p_sys->i_verbosity,
+            p_vout->p_sys->psz_inner_name);
+        
+    return VLC_SUCCESS;
+}
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * Init: initialize opencv_wrapper video thread output method
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static int Init( vout_thread_t *p_vout )
+{
+    int i_index;
+    picture_t *p_pic;
+    video_format_t fmt = {0};
+    vout_sys_t *p_sys = p_vout->p_sys;
+    I_OUTPUTPICTURES = 0;
+
+    /* Initialize the output video format */
+    p_vout->output.i_chroma = p_vout->render.i_chroma;
+    p_vout->output.i_width  = p_vout->render.i_width;
+    p_vout->output.i_height = p_vout->render.i_height;
+    p_vout->output.i_aspect = p_vout->render.i_aspect;
+    p_vout->fmt_out = p_vout->fmt_in;           //set to input video format
+    
+    fmt = p_vout->fmt_out;
+    if (p_sys->i_wrapper_output == PROCESSED)   //set to processed video format
+    {
+        fmt.i_width = fmt.i_width * p_sys->f_scale;
+        fmt.i_height = fmt.i_height * p_sys->f_scale;
+        fmt.i_visible_width = fmt.i_visible_width * p_sys->f_scale;
+        fmt.i_visible_height = fmt.i_visible_height * p_sys->f_scale;
+        fmt.i_x_offset = fmt.i_x_offset * p_sys->f_scale;
+        fmt.i_y_offset = fmt.i_y_offset * p_sys->f_scale;
+        
+        if (p_sys->i_internal_chroma == GREY)
+            fmt.i_chroma = VLC_FOURCC('I','4','2','0');
+        else if (p_sys->i_internal_chroma == RGB)
+            fmt.i_chroma = VLC_FOURCC('R','V','3','2');
+    }
+
+    /* Load the internal opencv filter */
+    /* We don't need to set up video formats for this filter as it not actually using a picture_t */
+    p_sys->p_opencv = vlc_object_create( p_vout, sizeof(filter_t) );
+    vlc_object_attach( p_sys->p_opencv, p_vout );
+    
+    if (p_vout->p_sys->psz_inner_name)
+        p_sys->p_opencv->p_module =
+            module_Need( p_sys->p_opencv, p_sys->psz_inner_name, 0, 0 );
+            
+    if( !p_sys->p_opencv->p_module )
+    {
+        msg_Err( p_vout, "can't open internal opencv filter: %s", p_vout->p_sys->psz_inner_name );
+        p_vout->p_sys->psz_inner_name = NULL;
+        vlc_object_detach( p_sys->p_opencv );
+        vlc_object_destroy( p_sys->p_opencv );
+        p_sys->p_opencv = NULL;
+    }
+
+    /* Try to open the real video output */
+    if (p_sys->i_verbosity > VERB_WARN)
+        msg_Dbg( p_vout, "spawning the real video output" );
+
+    p_vout->p_sys->p_vout = vout_Create( p_vout, &fmt );
+
+    /* Everything failed */
+    if( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout == NULL )
+    {
+        msg_Err( p_vout, "can't open vout, aborting" );
+        return VLC_EGENERIC;
+    }
+
+    ALLOCATE_DIRECTBUFFERS( VOUT_MAX_PICTURES );
+
+    ADD_CALLBACKS( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout, SendEvents );
+
+    ADD_PARENT_CALLBACKS( SendEventsToChild );
+
+    return VLC_SUCCESS;
+}
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * End: terminate opencv_wrapper video thread output method
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static void End( vout_thread_t *p_vout )
+{
+    int i_index;
+
+    /* Free the fake output buffers we allocated */
+    for( i_index = I_OUTPUTPICTURES ; i_index ; )
+    {
+        i_index--;
+        free( PP_OUTPUTPICTURE[ i_index ]->p_data_orig );
+    }
+        
+    if ( p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv )
+    {
+        //release the internal opencv filter
+        if( p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv->p_module )
+            module_Unneed( p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv, p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv->p_module );
+        vlc_object_detach( p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv );
+        vlc_object_destroy( p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv );
+        p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv = NULL;
+    }
+    
+}
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * Destroy: destroy opencv_wrapper video thread output method
+ *****************************************************************************
+ * Terminate an output method created by opencv_wrapperCreateOutputMethod
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static void Destroy( vlc_object_t *p_this )
+{
+    vout_thread_t *p_vout = (vout_thread_t *)p_this;
+
+    if( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout )
+    {
+        DEL_CALLBACKS( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout, SendEvents );
+        vlc_object_detach( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout );
+        vout_Destroy( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout );
+    }
+
+    DEL_PARENT_CALLBACKS( SendEventsToChild );
+
+    ReleaseImages(p_vout);
+
+    if( p_vout->p_sys->p_image )
+        image_HandlerDelete( p_vout->p_sys->p_image );
+        
+    free( p_vout->p_sys );
+}
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * ReleaseImages: Release OpenCV images in vout_sys_t.
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static void ReleaseImages(vout_thread_t *p_vout)
+{
+    int i = 0;
+    if (p_vout->p_sys->p_cv_image)
+    {
+        for (i = 0; i < VOUT_MAX_PLANES; i++)
+        {
+            if (p_vout->p_sys->p_cv_image[i])
+                cvReleaseImageHeader(&(p_vout->p_sys->p_cv_image[i]));
+            p_vout->p_sys->p_cv_image[i] = NULL;
+        }
+    }
+    p_vout->p_sys->i_cv_image_size = 0;
+    
+    /* Release temp picture_t if it exists */
+    if (p_vout->p_sys->p_to_be_freed)
+    {
+        p_vout->p_sys->p_to_be_freed->pf_release( p_vout->p_sys->p_to_be_freed );
+        p_vout->p_sys->p_to_be_freed = NULL;
+    }
+    if (p_vout->p_sys->i_verbosity > VERB_WARN)
+        msg_Dbg( p_vout, "images released" );
+}
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * VlcPictureToIplImage: Convert picture_t to IplImage
+ *****************************************************************************
+ * Converts given picture_t into IplImage(s) according to module config.
+ * IplImage(s) are stored in vout_sys_t.
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static void VlcPictureToIplImage( vout_thread_t *p_vout, picture_t *p_in )
+{
+    int planes = p_in->i_planes;    //num input video planes
+    // input video size 
+    CvSize sz = cvSize(abs(p_in->format.i_width), abs(p_in->format.i_height));
+    video_format_t fmt_out = {0};
+    clock_t start, finish;  //performance measures
+    double  duration;
+    int i = 0;
+    vout_sys_t* p_sys = p_vout->p_sys;
+    
+    start = clock();
+
+    //do scale / color conversion according to p_sys config
+    if ((p_sys->f_scale != 1) || (p_sys->i_internal_chroma != CINPUT))
+    {
+        fmt_out = p_in->format;
+        
+        //calc the scaled video size
+        fmt_out.i_width = p_in->format.i_width * p_sys->f_scale;
+        fmt_out.i_height = p_in->format.i_height * p_sys->f_scale; 
+
+        if (p_sys->i_internal_chroma == RGB)
+        {
+            //rgb2 gives 3 separate planes, this gives 1 interleaved plane
+            //rv24 gives is about 20% faster but gives r&b the wrong way round 
+            //and I cant think of an easy way to fix this
+            fmt_out.i_chroma = VLC_FOURCC('R','V','3','2');     
+        }
+        else if (p_sys->i_internal_chroma == GREY)
+        {
+            //take the I (gray) plane (video seems to commonly be in this fmt so usually the 
+            //conversion does nothing)
+            fmt_out.i_chroma = VLC_FOURCC('I','4','2','0'); 
+        }
+
+        //convert from the input image
+        p_sys->p_proc_image = image_Convert( p_sys->p_image, p_in,
+                                     &(p_in->format), &fmt_out );
+                                     
+        if (!p_sys->p_proc_image)
+        {
+            msg_Err(p_vout, "can't convert (unsupported formats?), aborting...");
+            return;
+        }                                     
+
+        p_sys->p_to_be_freed = p_sys->p_proc_image;    //remember this so we can free it later
+        
+    }
+    else    //((p_sys->f_scale != 1) || (p_sys->i_internal_chroma != CINPUT))
+    {
+        //use the input image without conversion
+        p_sys->p_proc_image = p_in;
+    }
+
+    //Convert to the IplImage array that is to be processed.
+    //If there are multiple planes in p_sys->p_proc_image, then 1 IplImage
+    //is created for each plane.
+    planes = p_sys->p_proc_image->i_planes;   
+    p_sys->i_cv_image_size = planes;
+    for ( i = 0; i < planes; i++ )
+    {
+        sz = cvSize(abs(p_sys->p_proc_image->p[i].i_visible_pitch / 
+            p_sys->p_proc_image->p[i].i_pixel_pitch), 
+            abs(p_sys->p_proc_image->p[i].i_visible_lines));
+
+        p_sys->p_cv_image[i] = cvCreateImageHeader(sz, IPL_DEPTH_8U, 
+            p_sys->p_proc_image->p[i].i_pixel_pitch);
+
+        cvSetData( p_sys->p_cv_image[i], 
+            (char*)(p_sys->p_proc_image->p[i].p_pixels), p_sys->p_proc_image->p[i].i_pitch );
+    }
+
+    //Hack the above opencv image array into a picture_t so that it can be sent to 
+    //another video filter
+    p_sys->hacked_pic.p_data_orig = p_sys->p_cv_image;
+    p_sys->hacked_pic.i_planes = planes;
+    p_sys->hacked_pic.format.i_chroma = fmt_out.i_chroma;
+
+    //calculate duration of conversion
+    finish = clock();
+    duration = (double)(finish - start) / CLOCKS_PER_SEC;
+    if (p_sys->i_verbosity > VERB_WARN)
+        msg_Dbg( p_vout, "VlcPictureToIplImageRgb took %2.4f seconds\n", duration );
+}
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * Render: displays previously rendered output
+ *****************************************************************************
+ * This function send the currently rendered image to the internal opencv
+ * filter for processing.
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static void Render( vout_thread_t *p_vout, picture_t *p_pic )
+{
+    picture_t *p_outpic = NULL;
+    clock_t start, finish;
+    double  duration;
+
+    while( ( p_outpic = vout_CreatePicture( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout, 0, 0, 0 ) )
+              == NULL )
+    {
+        if( p_vout->b_die || p_vout->b_error )
+        {   return; }
+        msleep( VOUT_OUTMEM_SLEEP );
+    }
+
+    vout_LinkPicture( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout, p_outpic );
+
+    start = clock();
+
+    if (p_vout->p_sys->i_wrapper_output == VINPUT)  //output = input video
+    {
+        //This copy is a bit unfortunate but image_Convert can't write into an existing image so it is better to copy the
+        //(say) 16bit YUV image here than a 32bit RGB image somehwere else.
+        //It is also not that expensive in time.
+        vout_CopyPicture( p_vout, p_outpic, p_pic );
+        VlcPictureToIplImage( p_vout, p_pic);
+        //pass the image to the internal opencv filter for processing
+        if ((p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv) && (p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv->p_module))
+            p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv->pf_video_filter( p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv, &(p_vout->p_sys->hacked_pic));
+    }
+    else    //output = processed video (NONE option not working yet)
+    {
+        VlcPictureToIplImage( p_vout, p_pic);
+        //pass the image to the internal opencv filter for processing
+        if ((p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv) && (p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv->p_module))
+            p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv->pf_video_filter( p_vout->p_sys->p_opencv, &(p_vout->p_sys->hacked_pic));
+        //copy the processed image into the output image
+        if ((p_vout->p_sys->p_proc_image) && (p_vout->p_sys->p_proc_image->p_data))
+            vout_CopyPicture( p_vout, p_outpic, p_vout->p_sys->p_proc_image );
+    } 
+
+    //calculate duration
+    finish = clock();
+    duration = (double)(finish - start) / CLOCKS_PER_SEC;
+    if (p_vout->p_sys->i_verbosity > VERB_WARN)
+        msg_Dbg( p_vout, "Render took %2.4f seconds\n", duration );
+
+    ReleaseImages(p_vout);
+    vout_DatePicture( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout, p_outpic, p_pic->date );
+       
+    vout_UnlinkPicture( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout, p_outpic );
+    vout_DisplayPicture( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout, p_outpic );
+}
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * SendEvents: forward mouse and keyboard events to the parent p_vout
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static int SendEvents( vlc_object_t *p_this, char const *psz_var,
+                       vlc_value_t oldval, vlc_value_t newval, void *p_data )
+{
+    var_Set( (vlc_object_t *)p_data, psz_var, newval );
+
+    return VLC_SUCCESS;
+}
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * SendEventsToChild: forward events to the child/children vout
+ *****************************************************************************/
+static int SendEventsToChild( vlc_object_t *p_this, char const *psz_var,
+                       vlc_value_t oldval, vlc_value_t newval, void *p_data )
+{
+    vout_thread_t *p_vout = (vout_thread_t *)p_this;
+    var_Set( p_vout->p_sys->p_vout, psz_var, newval );
+    return VLC_SUCCESS;
+}