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Microsoft DirectShow 9.0


The Microsoft® DirectShow® application programming interface (API) is a media-streaming architecture for the Microsoft Windows® platform. Using DirectShow, your applications can perform high-quality video and audio playback or capture.

The DirectShow headers, libraries, SDK tools, and samples are available in the Windows SDK.

  • Note   Previous versions of the DirectShow SDK shipped as part of the DirectX SDK. The last version of the DirectX SDK that included DirectShow was "DirectX 9.0 SDK Update - (February 2005) Extras." The DirectShow SDK was moved to the Windows SDK starting with the Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 SP1 Platform SDK. To get the latest DirectShow SDK, download the latest version of the Windows SDK.

The DirectShow documentation is divided into the following sections: