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IMFVideoDeviceID interface (evr.h)

[The component described on this page, Enhanced Video Renderer, is a legacy feature. It has been superseded by the Simple Video Renderer (SVR) exposed through the MediaPlayer and IMFMediaEngine components. To play video content you should send data into one of these components and allow them to instantiate the new video renderer. These components have been optimized for Windows 10 and Windows 11. Microsoft strongly recommends that new code use MediaPlayer or the lower level IMFMediaEngine APIs to play video media in Windows instead of the EVR, when possible. Microsoft suggests that existing code that uses the legacy APIs be rewritten to use the new APIs if possible.]

Returns the device identifier supported by a video renderer component. This interface is implemented by mixers and presenters for the enhanced video renderer (EVR). If you replace either of these components, the mixer and presenter must report the same device identifier.


The IMFVideoDeviceID interface inherits from the IUnknown interface. IMFVideoDeviceID also has these types of members:


The IMFVideoDeviceID interface has these methods.


Returns the identifier of the video device supported by an EVR mixer or presenter.


Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header evr.h

See also

Enhanced Video Renderer

Media Foundation Interfaces