• Media Foundation Team Blog

    Windows Media Foundation Team Blog

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    This blog is written by the Media Foundation team at Microsoft. It will provide in-depth information about Media Foundation programming, to help you get started with Media Foundation in your own applications. This blog also gives us a way to get feedback...
  • Media Foundation Team Blog

    MFCopy

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    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...
  • Media Foundation Team Blog

    MFManagedEncode

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    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...
  • Media Foundation Team Blog

    MFMediaPropDump

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    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 Team Blog

    MFSimpleEncode

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    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 ...
  • Media Foundation Team Blog

    Automating Trace Analysis

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    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...
  • Media Foundation Team Blog

    Using MFTrace to Trace Your Own Code

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    Now that you know how to trace Media Foundation and analyze those traces to figure out what Media Foundation is doing , the next step is to figure out what your own code is doing. That means adding traces for MFTrace to your code. The simplest way to...
  • Media Foundation Team Blog

    MFDub

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    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...
  • Media Foundation Team Blog

    Using Event Viewer to Trace Media Foundation

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    It is an unfortunate fact of life that sometimes things do not work as expected. Luckily, when bad things happen, the Event Viewer is there to help narrow down the issue and figure out the root cause of the problem. Without these traces, finding when...
  • Media Foundation Team Blog

    Using MFTrace to Trace Media Foundation

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    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...
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    Analyzing Media Foundation traces

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    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...
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