Any libraries/tools for playing custom video and audio formats in Windows RT? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am currently working on media player for Windows Store. That's will be really nice, if users can play more video/audio formats. Unfortunately, search on google hasn't bring results. I have searched in windows store: there are a few programms, that's can play mkv/flv/flac. I tried to decompile some of this apps, but haven't found any component that can be reused in my media player (all such components have been wrote by companies themselves and I can't use this components due to copyright rules).

    So, what about current situation in Windows Runtime. What the fastest way to get ability to play non-standart video- and audio-formats? Maybe there are no component/library that can be just used, but I can spend a few days to make it work? Or maybe there is a way to recode audio/video in WinRT and play recoded file?

    All what I have found in Google - "yeah, it possible; no, I don't know how to do it fast". That's really too long to write all for me only

    Friday, September 6, 2013 11:05 AM


  • There's no fast way to do this.  Everyone else wrote their own players, you will have to do the same using the Windows Media Foundation classes in C++.

    Matt Small - Microsoft Escalation Engineer - Forum Moderator
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    NOTE: If I ask for code, please provide something that I can drop directly into a project and run (including XAML), or an actual application project. I'm trying to help a lot of people, so I don't have time to figure out weird snippets with undefined objects and unknown namespaces.

    Friday, September 6, 2013 1:14 PM