IMFPresentationDescriptor interface (mfidl.h)

Describes the details of a presentation. A presentation is a set of related media streams that share a common presentation time.


The IMFPresentationDescriptor interface inherits from IMFAttributes. IMFPresentationDescriptor also has these types of members:


The IMFPresentationDescriptor interface has these methods.


Creates a copy of this presentation descriptor.

Deselects a stream in the presentation.

Retrieves a stream descriptor for a stream in the presentation. The stream descriptor contains information about the stream.

Retrieves the number of stream descriptors in the presentation. Each stream descriptor contains information about one stream in the media source. To retrieve a stream descriptor, call the IMFPresentationDescriptor::GetStreamDescriptorByIndex method.

Selects a stream in the presentation.


Presentation descriptors are used to configure media sources and some media sinks. To get the presentation descriptor from a media source, call IMFMediaSource::CreatePresentationDescriptor. To create a new presentation descriptor, call MFCreatePresentationDescriptor.

This interface is available on the following platforms if the Windows Media Format 11 SDK redistributable components are installed:

  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later.
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with KB900325 (Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005) and KB925766 (October 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition) installed.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header mfidl.h

See also


Media Foundation Interfaces

Presentation Descriptor Attributes

Presentation Descriptors