IMFStreamDescriptor interface (mfidl.h)

Gets information about one stream in a media source.


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


The IMFStreamDescriptor interface has these methods.


Retrieves a media type handler for the stream. The media type handler can be used to enumerate supported media types for the stream, get the current media type, and set the media type.

Retrieves an identifier for the stream.


A presentation descriptor contains one or more stream descriptors. To get the stream descriptors from a presentation descriptor, call IMFPresentationDescriptor::GetStreamDescriptorByIndex. To create a new stream descriptor, call MFCreateStreamDescriptor.

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.


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 Descriptors

Stream Descriptor Attributes