Audio and Video



Capture, edit, and play back content based on Microsoft® Windows Media® (as well as audio and video in other leading formats) using Windows Media, Microsoft DirectShow®, and other Microsoft audio and Video technologies.

Windows Media is ideal for content developers producing Windows Media audio and video for streaming media and download-and-play applications.

Microsoft DirectShow is an architecture for streaming media on the Microsoft Windows platform. It provides for high-quality capture and playback of multimedia streams and supports a wide variety of formats, including Advanced Systems Format (ASF), Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG), Audio-Video Interleaved (AVI), MPEG Audio Layer-3 (MP3), and WAV sound files. It supports capture using Windows Driver Model (WDM) devices or older Video for Windows devices. DirectShow is integrated with other DirectX® technologies.

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