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  • Blog Post: Automating Trace Analysis

    In our last post , we discussed how to examine Media Foundation traces manually, using TextAnalysisTool.NET. This time, we present a few scripts to automate the process and identify problems more quickly.   Getting Started First, install Perl , GraphViz , and Gnuplot . Then open a command prompt...
  • Blog Post: Analyzing Media Foundation traces

    As we mentioned in our previous blog post , log files generated by MFTrace quickly become huge, and it can be difficult to sort out interesting traces from background noise. This blog post will share a few tips to help analyze those log files. TextAnalysisTool.NET One (free) tool that we often use is...
  • Blog Post: Using MFTrace to Trace Media Foundation

    We are continuing our series on Media Foundation and its tracing by introducing a new tool available in the latest Windows SDK : MFTrace. This tool is similar to Event Viewer: Both tools collect traces which give some insight into what Media Foundation and its components are doing. However, MFTrace is...
  • Blog Post: MFDub

    Summary MFDub is a simple linear video editor built on Media Foundation, modeled after the free video editor VirtualDub. MFDub can open any file format that can be resolved by the MF source resolver , display frames of video from the file, apply a series of video or audio effects implemented as MF transforms...
  • Blog Post: MFManagedEncode

    MFManagedEncode.exe This is a managed tool written in C# and XAML that converts files from one media format to another. The source code is provided to use as a reference on how to interop with source reader , sink writer and the transcode API from a managed environment. The sample previews media...
  • Blog Post: MFMediaPropDump

    This is a command line tool showcasing the Windows 7 Media Foundation APIs to read media source attributes and metadata. It also shows how to leverage the Windows Media Format SDK to read DRM properties. The source code can be useful for learning about Media Foundation. The built executable can be useful...
  • Blog Post: MFCopy

    MFCopy.exe - This is a command line tool showcasing the Windows 7 Media Foundation source reader and sink writer APIs. This tool copies multimedia files from one multimedia container to another. Copying can involve simply remultiplexing the streams, transcoding to convert the streams to a different format...
  • Blog Post: MFSimpleEncode

    MFSimpleEncode.exe - This is a command line tool that transcodes files from one media format to another. The source code is provided to use as a reference if you write your own transcode application. This tool uses the Media Foundation transcode API , which was introduced in Windows 7. Techniques: Transcoding...
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