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Using 3rd party codecs for media formats natively supported by Media foundation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Windows 7 has updated media foundation support many media formats. Can we use 3rd party coders \ decoders for media formats natively supported by Media foundation in Windows 7.

    For example using WMP11 on Windows 7, I want to decode WMV\A media formats using my MFT instead of MFT's provided with MF package.

    Is this possible if my decoder is code signed by MS?

    Regards,
    Vibhor
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:15 AM

Answers

  • The March Hare is correct.  The one exception is hardware accelerated MFTs -- see Codec Merit for details.
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:04 PM
  • There is no supported way to substitute your MFTs for the MSFT ones in WMP.  The old way used by dshow led to a lot of support problems.

    If you are writing your own application, you can use what you want in your topologies.

    And, AFAIK, Win7 only supports WMP 12.

    Please use Vote As Helpful (green up arrow at top-left of posts) and Mark As Answer where appropriate.
    My dshow site is http://tmhare.mvps.org.
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:35 AM

All replies

  • There is no supported way to substitute your MFTs for the MSFT ones in WMP.  The old way used by dshow led to a lot of support problems.

    If you are writing your own application, you can use what you want in your topologies.

    And, AFAIK, Win7 only supports WMP 12.

    Please use Vote As Helpful (green up arrow at top-left of posts) and Mark As Answer where appropriate.
    My dshow site is http://tmhare.mvps.org.
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:35 AM
  • The March Hare is correct.  The one exception is hardware accelerated MFTs -- see Codec Merit for details.
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:04 PM
  • Thanks for the clarification, Matt.  I had not seen that page on codec merit until now.
    Please use Vote As Helpful (green up arrow at top-left of posts) and Mark As Answer where appropriate.
    My dshow site is http://tmhare.mvps.org.
    Friday, October 30, 2009 12:21 AM