Media Foundation and DirectShow tips, gotchas and code bits

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  • Blog Post: Free Chalk Talk: Light up Your Apps with Sights and Sounds

    Hello All, I am giving a live chalk talk on October 16th for interested English speaking engineers. Anyone can sign up and join the talk for free! If you or someone you know would benefit from a discussion about integrating audio and video technologies into your apps please join me. All audio and...
  • Blog Post: MediaElement.Opacity is not supported in Windows store apps (Metro)

    Just a quick note to let the media development community know that we don't support the "opacity" property on the MediaElement. The current documentation (as of the date of this writing) does not detail this limitation of the MediaElement control in the Windows store app (WSA) development environment...
  • Blog Post: Get your Windows 8 Metro style app into the Windows App Store early!

    Follow these steps to get invited to an App Excellence lab: Create a really great Windows 8 Metro style app (or game) immediately. Get it ready as if you were submitting to the store. If you know your local DPE evangelists (maybe because you attended a Windows camp training), get in touch with...
  • Blog Post: List of Windows 8 CP audio / video and camera samples

    I have been on the hunt for various samples to pass along to the developers I"ve been working with on the Metro style apps forums. It quickly became apparent that we have over two hundered samples and sorting through them to find a media sample that can help you out is a time consuming task. In an attempt...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Consumer Preview digital media and You

    Hello all, It’s been a while since I was able to get this blog updated. Fortunately I have been asked to work with all of you to bring multi-media apps to Windows 8. I’ve been very active on the Windows 8 developer preview forums working with the community to help make the transition from...
  • Blog Post: DirectShow Filter vs. DMO - Ready... Fight!

    There are some rather interesting misunderstandings surrounding Direct Media Objects (DMO). I talked to one engineer the other day that called DMOs inferior to DirectShow filters. While I personally think that DirectShow is one of the most amazing technologies of all time, times are changing. From...
  • Blog Post: Rendering MMS, RTSP and HTTP with DirectShow in Vista and Windows 7

    I was talking to a DirectShow engineer the other day that was having issues rendering URLs using DirectShow on XP and Vista. He noticed that the behavior was very different between the two operating systems. Luckily I was privy to a very interesting conversation between the original developer of the...
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