[The feature associated with this page, DirectShow, is a legacy feature. It has been superseded by MediaPlayer, IMFMediaEngine, and Audio/Video Capture in Media Foundation. Those features have been optimized for Windows 10 and Windows 11. Microsoft strongly recommends that new code use MediaPlayer, IMFMediaEngine and Audio/Video Capture in Media Foundation instead of DirectShow, when possible. Microsoft suggests that existing code that uses the legacy APIs be rewritten to use the new APIs if possible.]
Video capture application.
This sample application demonstrates the following tasks related to audio and video capture:
- Capture to a file
- Live preview
- Allocation of the capture file
- Display of device property pages
- Device enumeration
- Stream control
AMCap supports MPEG-2 program stream input, for example from analog TV Tuners that stream MPEG-2 content. A DirectShow-compatible MPEG-2 decoder is required to decode the streams.
Downloading the Sample
To download the DirectShow SDK samples, install the latest version of the Windows SDK.
This sample is installed under the following path: [SDK Root]\Samples\Multimedia\DirectShow\Capture\AmCap.