Audio, Graphics and Media (Compact 2013)


Learn about Windows Embedded Compact 2013 support for audio, media, and graphics features.


Windows Embedded Compact 2013 provides a set of Audio and Media features that support encoded multimedia data such as Windows Media Audio, Windows Media Video, DVD-Video, MP3, and MPEG-1.

The graphics features provide levels of performance beyond that of the Graphics Device Interface (GDI) by providing low-level access to audio and video hardware in a device-independent manner.

For a list of media formats supported by Compact 2013, see Encoded Media Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables.

In This Section

  • DirectDraw
    Provides support for hardware-accelerated 2-D graphics.
  • DirectShow
    Provides a pipeline for media playback and capture.
  • Hardware Audio Mixer
    Audio mixer service that controls the routing of audio lines to a target device for playing or recording.
  • Multiple Screens
    Provides support for connecting multiple screens to a Windows Embedded Compact-based device.
  • Waveform Audio
    Provides an application exact control over waveform audio input/output devices.
  • Windows Media Technologies
    A set of COM interfaces and codecs that support a broad range of server and client applications that stream audio, video, and script commands as a continuous flow of data.

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Other Resources

Windows Embedded Compact 2013