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OpenCv 3.2 Video file not displaying only header displays

asked 2017-06-26 02:02:57 -0600

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updated 2017-06-26 02:14:30 -0600

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I am trying to get OpenCv3.2 to open a video file but it only opens the window header. I am using a MacBook pro mid-2015 version and using C++ on Xcode. It is definitely reading it but nothing displays. Any help would be deeply appreciated.

using namespace cv;
using namespace std;

int main(int argc, char** argv){
   cvNamedWindow("xample2", CV_WINDOW_AUTOSIZE);
VideoCapture capture("/filename.mp4");
Mat frame;

if(!capture.isOpened()) {
    cout << "Could not open file" << endl;
    return -1;
while(true) {
    capture >> frame;
    if(frame.empty()) break;
    imshow( "xample2", frame );
    char c = cvWaitKey(1000);
    if( c == 27 ) break;


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answered 2017-06-26 08:12:08 -0600

I ran into a similar issue as well and this is how I resolved it. Don't forget to up vote if it helps resolve your issue :)

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I can find the CVView but cannot find the CVWindow and CVSlider code... sorry new to all of this. Really appreciate the help, new to OpenCV. Will definitely vote

dougieswim gravatar imagedougieswim ( 2017-06-26 19:42:58 -0600 )edit

That's odd.. You should be able to find them because they are even available in their source code. Open the file and search for @implementation and you should have three instances. If not, then I'd recommend you re-clone the opencv repo

eshirima gravatar imageeshirima ( 2017-06-27 08:23:32 -0600 )edit

answered 2017-06-26 02:12:01 -0600

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Thank you!

dougieswim gravatar imagedougieswim ( 2017-06-26 04:55:58 -0600 )edit

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